A lot changed in one year. Almost a pole switched, and the global order reversed, since September 2015 to Trump’s inauguration. A lot happened in between, questioning out essential assumptions about everything we know.
How did we get here? What changed? What went wrong, and how to explain the change?
From February 2017, I am starting to teach a course called “M11006 Problems in Global Politics” and I will be quite busy. But I took some time off, to write a few long essays about issues around us.
I like to see myself as a chronicler of time; a political realist, equally hated from the right and the left, and that gives me immense pleasure. True neutrality is something to be cherished, and strive for constantly. From the ashes of our civilisation, sometime in distant future, maybe there will remain some iconoclastic viewpoints, a few of them mine hopefully.
In that spirit, here are a few selected long essays from last couple of weeks.
- On the legacy of Obama…and how history will judge him. (Read here)
- On Marx and migration, debating identity politics and the Western Left. (Read here)
- On the BuzzFeed fiasco and Trump tapes in Russia. (Read here)
- On Trump and NATO and some IR myths that refuse to die. (Read here)
- On the broad qualitative similarity in the foreign policy of Obama and Trump. (Read here)
- On why Euro Social-Conservatism was inevitably supposed to make a comeback, after Cologne mass assaults on NYE 2016. (Read here)