“Continuing to obsess over Europe, or further enmeshing the ailing Russian Federation into the tribal politics of the Middle East, is not in Moscow’s long-term strategic interests.
Washington must recognize this reality and create more amicable relations with Moscow. If it can, then Putin will complete his securitization of Russia’s troubled periphery. A lasting entente between the United States, Europe, and Russia would help to stabilize Russia’s western periphery. Together with the United States (and Israel), the Russians could pulverize the remaining terrorist strongholds in the Muslim world that buttresses Russia’s south. Then Russia could fully focus on complicating Chinese grand strategy by reinvigorating its position in the Far East.”
“Lastly, 2008 is another year that shall live in infamy. It is, after all, the year that the Great Recession occurred and the underpinnings of the American-led neoliberal order finally came crashing down. Of course, the “bailouts” helped to prevent a hard crash-landing, but that created a further set of problems, which only further undermined the American unipolar order. Needless to say, America needs to get used to the idea that its unipolar order is over and our leaders need to start taking stock of how best to compete in such a Hobbesian, post-unipolar world order.”
I was interviewed by Chris Buskirk of the “Seth & Chris Show” where I discussed my recent research into the Russian (non)-threat and how America is in danger of turning Russia into an actual threat, when it is in reality a potential strategic partner.
Russian Foreign Policy is more than its relations with the West. In my most recent lecture at the Institute of World Politics, I elaborate how Putin views the world and how the United States should handle its relations with Russia (hint: not the way that we’ve been handling them).
This lecture will provide a three-dimensional view of Russia, it will contextualize Russian actions over the past decade beyond the headlines, and it will illustrate why U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is misguided (and how to correct the strategic misperceptions).
The world has fragmented. Globalization is at an end. Localism, nationalism, and populism is on the rise and there is no turning it back. People like Samuel Huntington predicted this new world disorder, where culture, religion, and ethnicity carry more weight than postmodern philosophy and economics. See why it’s Samuel P. Huntington’s world and we’re just fighting in it
In this new article on the Chinese and Russian alliance (a.k.a Chussia), I posit that it is neither as strong nor as durable as many mainstream Western analysts claim (the same analysts who have missed every major global event these last few years). In fact, this article outlines why the Sino-Russian relationship is weakening and how the next couple of years are a pristine opportunity for America to cleave Russia away from China.
In my most recent Video Blog, I address the budding Tripolar global order, in which the U.S. retains the dominant position but must be willing to deal on a more even basis with both the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. I also urge the incoming Trump Administration to recognize the strategic overlap that the U.S. shares with Russia not only over terrorism, but also in curbing Chinese aggression in Southeast Asia.