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Far From Waning, America Has Become a True World Empire

Artyom Lukin | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Under the American global system, the principal actors are "monitors" -- various civil society groups and organizations, whose mission is to hold governments accountable. These watchdogs can even initiate the overthrow of democratically elected leaders deemed to have abused their power. They are often supported -- financially and politically -- by the U.S. and allied governments. This is also the case with global "democratic" movements, most of which are actually "pro-systemic" in the sense that their activities are fully compatible with the interests of American world empire. Truly anti-systemic voices, such as ecofeminism, Zapatismo, pan-Islamism and Marxism, "have been marginalized, contained, or worse."

How to Avoid Another 1914 in Asia in 2014

Paul J. Keating | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Paul J. Keating

It is not apparent that policymakers in either the U.S. or China yet seem persuaded that accommodation is necessary. Both seem to underestimate the resolve of the other and hope that they can secure all they want because the other will back down to avoid confrontation. This is how Asia today most resembles Europe in 1914.

WATCH: Putin Lashes Out At West For Destabilizing World

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

In unusually blunt and candid remarks -- even for Vladimir Putin -- the Russian president lashed out on Friday at the U.S. for destabilizing the world...

A Weaker West Opens the Way for the Rest of the World -- Good and Bad

Pankaj Mishra | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Pankaj Mishra

This moment demands a fresh interrogation of what theologian Reinhold Neibuhr euphemistically called "the highly contingent achievements of the west," and closer attention to the varied histories of the non-west. Instead, the most common response to the present crisis has been despair over western "weakness" -- and much acrimony over what Barack Obama, president of the "sole superpower" and the "indispensable nation" should have done to fix it.

Where Henry Kissinger's Dark Wisdom Blinds Him

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I hope that Americans will consider these blind spots, along with Kissinger's occasional indulgences of cold-blooded brutality, before over-praising his troves of wisdom and occasional elegance.

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Paulson And Rudd On Asia And The World Order

Asia Society | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

From Asia Society: The rise of China is profoundly altering the international system. In just three short decades, China has moved from an economi...

Kissinger's New Book

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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America's Strategic Fatigue: Who Will Fill the Vacuum?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Joschka Fischer

The West does indeed face a high risk of becoming overstretched. But what is the alternative, other than accelerating chaos, mushrooming security risks and serial humanitarian disasters? For the West, this dilemma cannot be avoided. Today's accumulating crises, accompanied by America's strategic fatigue, are forcing Europe to define what role it will play in the future of Western -- and global -- stability. If the U.S. can no longer bear the burden of Pax Americana, Europe must do more for collective security.

The Post-American Multiplex World

Amitav Acharya | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Amitav Acharya

While elements of the old liberal order will survive, they will have to accommodate new actors and approaches that do not play to America's commands and preferences. The multiplex cinema is an apt analogy for today's post-American world. Several movies are running in different theaters within a single complex. Hollywood style includes thrillers and Westerns with violence, crime, ruggedness and heroism as prominent themes. Bollywood fare offers passion, tragedy, song and dance. Kung fu films produced in Hong Kong and Taiwan play next to patriotic and propaganda films from communist China. No single director or producer would monopolize the audience's attention or loyalty for long. The audience has a choice of shows.

Francis Fukuyama: End of History Still in Sight Despite China's Rise

Winston Shi | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Winston Shi

According to "End of History" author Francis Fukuyama, China today is much like Bismarck's Germany. It was not a messianic, universalistic or revisionist state, but was very big and powerful, and it had a lot of national interests. China is very much like that today.

The Battle for Soft Power: America's Digital Cold War with China

Justin O’Connor | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Justin O’Connor

Talk these days of the creative economy as soft power and a harbinger of world peace, ignores the huge struggles taking place between Google, Facebook no one hand and Baidu, We Chat, Tencent on the other, pitching the U.S. and China directly against each other in a cold digital war of online platforms, search engines and aggregation algorithms. It is very nice to assert the diversity of cultures in a globalized world. But this diversity is in reality dependent on some very hard issues of finance, intellectual property rights and communications infrastructures.

America Has Never Faced a Power Like China

Bob Hawke | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Bob Hawke

China today is a country that is fundamentally more powerful than any that America has ever had to encounter before. It is also a country that has a stronger sense of its place and status than any country in the world except perhaps America itself.

Five Reasons Why the Sky Is Not Falling

Gareth Evans | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Gareth Evans

BUDAPEST - When it comes to geopolitics, there is always a market for gloom. Business has been booming in this respect lately, with The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and many less exalted journals full of claims that the global order is crumbling, America's ability (and willingness) to save it is in terminal decline, and the prospect of avoiding major conflict in the decade ahead is illusory. Plenty of recent events -- along with the ghosts of 1914 and 1939 -- have boosted the reputations, royalties, and revenues of today's doomsayers. There is Russia's adventurism in Ukraine; China's territorial assertiveness -- and Japan's new push-back nationalism -- in East Asia; continuing catastrophe in Syria and disarray in the wider Middle East; the resurgence of atrocity crimes in South Sudan, Nigeria, and elsewhere in Africa; and anxiety about renewed communal strife in India after Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi's stunning election victory. But, though global political conditions are hardly as good as they could be -- they never are -- there are plenty of grounds for thinking that they are not nearly as bad as so many are claiming. Here are the five most important reasons not to lose as much sleep as some pundits say you should.

Genki Sudo's World Order Returns With 'Last Dance' Music Video

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

World Order blew us away back in October with their music video for "Welcome To Tokyo." Combining sharp suits, smooth music and a slow-motion style co...

The Best Use Of Slow Motion And Classy Suits You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 12.12.2013 | Arts

For those unfamiliar with World Order, they are a unique Japanese band created in 2009 by former mixed martial artist, Genki Sudo, that incorporate mu...

The Real Reason America Can't Make a Nuclear Deal with Iran

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Conflict over Iran's nuclear program is driven by two different approaches to interpreting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These approaches, in turn, are rooted in different conceptions of world order.

America and the World: The Power to Share Power

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Dominique de Villepin

America has it in its guts to accomplish a needed inner transformation, to become the seed of a global evolution of our common world, to become a second generation power, an evolved power capable of doing what no other power has done before: sharing power after having reached its peak.

Japanese Man Band's Latest Robotic Dance Video

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Former mixed-martial-arts master Genki Sudo once again applied his unconventional moves to his band's latest music video, "2012." World Order's song f...

WATCH: DANCE: J.U.I.C.E Third Annual Hip Hop Dance Festival, Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In 2007, choreographers Amy "Catfox" Campion and Jacob "Kujo" Lyons opened the first annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Festival. Three years later it has bec...

Hillary Rebuts the Declinists

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Among foreign policy mandarins here and abroad, it's become axiomatic that America must radically downsize its global ambitions to avoid hubris and to match our straitened economic circumstances. Hillary Clinton is having none of it.

Israel's Attacks Reflect Lack of Respect for World Order

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israeli attempts to solve their problems with Palestinians using only military means, reflects an attitude that rejects the very the concepts for which international humanitarian law is based on today.

America's Choice

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The choice America makes will be a world wide broadcast on whether it is content with mediocrity and the cancer of anti-intellectualism that began to spread this Election season.