Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

img2A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.
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In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the Continue reading

Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)

img2Concern about the size of the world’s population did not begin with the “population bomb” in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both “earth” and “life.”

Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet’s surface came deeply to Continue reading

21st-Century Geopolitics Of Latin America

img2Andrew Korybko continues where his “Law Of Hybrid War: Eastern Hemisphere” book left off and focuses his attention on Latin America. Unlike the Eastern Hemisphere, the Western one is comprised in such a way that it lacks the same degree of identity diversity which makes its counterpart so susceptible to Hybrid War, hence why it’s much more relevant to instead analyze the overall geopolitical situation in this part of the world from the structural perspective, as this provides a better sense of how the situation will evolve in the future. Continue reading

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics: Sovereignty and state power in a multipolar world

img2Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues to preside over a quasi-imperial system of power based on global military preponderance and financial statecraft, and remains reluctant to recognize the realities global economic convergence, the age of imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international order characterized by capitalist sovereignty and competition between regional and transnational concentrations of economic power. Continue reading

Politics in the European Union

img2Enhanced by an accessible writing style and a variety of pedagogical resources, Politics in the European Union, Fourth Edition, offers an up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field by four expert authors. Divided into four sections–theory, history, institutions, and policies–it opens with detailed coverage of key theoretical concepts, which are also integrated and referred back to throughout the book in order to help students draw links between the EU in theory and in practice.

Ideal for students who are approaching the subject for the first time, Politics in the European Union, Fourth Edition, incorporates a range of pedagogical features including insight boxes and a chronology. It is accompanied by an extensive Companion Website that contains resources for students–an interactive map of Europe, an interactive timeline of European integration, multiple-choice questions, a flashcard glossary, and related links–and instructors–PowerPoint-based slides, essay and seminar questions, and boxes and figures from the text.

The New Central Asia: Geopolitics and the Birth of Nations, Revised Edition

img2In a new, revised edition of his acclaimed book, Olivier Roy examines the political development of central Asia, from Russian conquests to the “War on Terror” and beyond.

During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991, most communist leaders from Soviet central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup’s collapse, those same leaders—now transformed into ardent nationalists — proclaimed the independence of their nations, adopted new flags and new slogans, and discovered a new patriotism. Continue reading