Tag Archives: the West

The Coronavirus Crisis and Western Cultural Arrogance

The Western world is on the verge of embarrassing itself to the bone in fighting a health crisis of historic proportions.

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“Westlessness” — Seriously?

Europe keeps dithering on the global stage. Even the French and the Germans can’t fake consensus anymore.

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Beyond Sino-American Rivalry: Whose Global Narrative?

Is a chastened West that has lost its positive edge doomed to cede innovative impulses for global affairs to China?

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The West, After Charlevoix

In the age of Trump, the rest of the world now stands alone.

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The Challenges of Being a Muslim

How does one lead a righteous life, while living tensely?

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Ukraine’s Downward Spiral

A report from Kiev on corruption and hopelessness.

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China: Peaceful Rise to Great Power Status Won’t Be Easy!

Can the West constructively encourage China’s peaceful rise?

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Oil as a WMO: The West’s Weapon of Mass Obedience?

Will lower oil prices drive Saudi Arabia and Russia to pursue sensible reforms at home at long last?

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The Achilles Heel of the West

Tolerance is no purpose in itself, but a precondition for reconciling truth and liberty.

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Egypt After Mubarak: New Era of Modernization?

How can Egypt stand at the edge of a new period of modernization and opening up in the Arab world?

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