Andre Ishii

Geopolitics, History, and the Post-COVID World

VE Day celebrations in the UK. Source: http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//44/media-44850/large.jpg, modified, public domain

We have heard chorus of commentaries in recent months that COVID-19 is a crisis that will “change the world forever.” It wouldn’t be the first time that the global order is refashioned in such a way.

Reforming Financial Journalism in an Era of Geopolitical Flux

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Financial journalism is broken; here’s how to fix it.

China vs. the EU: The Influence War that Only One Side Is Fighting

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China’s covert influencing activities are potentially far more consequential to the EU than those of Russia. So why is no one talking about them?

The Rebirth of Russia’s Global Interests

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In a case of history repeating, Moscow is making new diplomatic inroads into both the DPRK crisis and the Israel-Palestine peace process.

Great Britain Returns to a Multipolar Eurasia

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Newly freed from Brussels’ bureaucracy, Great Britain is attempting to reestablish itself as a player in Eurasian affairs.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part Two

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In part two of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part One

lightmap, cc Flickr NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In part one of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

The Decline of Democracy in the West

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Illiberal tendencies are on the rise around the world, and the West is no exception.

Brexit and the Rise of Global Cities

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The relationship between the state and its major metropolitan areas is changing around the world.

Sudan’s Historical Moment as Bridge between Sunni and Shiite Islam

AlBash, cc Flickr Sebastian Baryli, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Part two explains how Sudan was a key player in not just the early rise of al-Qaeda, but also early attempts to bridge the gap between Sunni and Shiite Islam.

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