2022 Is The New … 2001

This year is shaping up to be a pendulum year—a moment in history when the big formative forces of world affairs reverse direction. There are telling parallels with the year 2001. Europe, however, needs to draw the right lessons. Read More Here

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The Return Of Containment

Washington and its democratic allies need to embark on a strategy of containment that increases the cost to Russia and eventually forces internal political change that brings the brutal regime of Vladimir Putin to an end. Read More Here

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China’s Triangulation Gambit

America’s rapprochement with China, 50 years ago this month, isolated the former Soviet Union at a time when its economic foundation was starting to crumble. Today, there can be little doubt that China has revived triangulation as a strategic gambit – or that this time America is the one being triangulated. Read More Here

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Ukraine Urges The West To Chill Out

As Russia continues to build up its military presence near the borders of Ukraine, U.S. officials have warned that a Russian attack on the country could be “imminent,” but officials in Ukraine have struck a starkly different tone as they seek to avoid panic and shield the country’s emerging economy. Read More Here

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Looking Back At 2021… And Looking Ahead

2021 was definitely better than the horrible year tha preceded it, but only that much as societies and economies recovered from Covid-triggered lockdowns and battled to get some sense of the way the world would move after the once-in-a-century pandemic changed the way we lived, worked and thought. At lookingbeyondborders.com we tried to share with […]

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