As we stated yesterday, we here at Rational Policy are putting together our own version of the 2018 World Cup, where instead of the nations battling it out on the soccer pitch, they battle it out in the realm of geopolitics. Imaginatively, we’re calling this series ‘The Geopolitical World Cup’! If you missed yesterday’s introduction to the series and rundown of the first 3 groups in the Group Stage, be sure to read it here before continuing with this Part II.Read More »
As you may know, the soccer (or perhaps more properly, futbol) World Cup is starting later this week in Russia and there have been tons of takes on which squad to root for given the absence of the United States from the competition. I figured I’d do something a little different to celebrate the World Cup, one of my favorite sporting events: run the whole event as if it were a geopolitical competition instead of a soccer one. Read More »
Tariffs are just the worst. They’re easy to do, like shooting fish in a barrel, but it turns out that in this case we’re the fish…
An interesting international relations development shows just how much control Russia exerts over its client states. (Hint: a lot.)
Who knew that publishing an ‘incorrect’ map of China or ostensibly ‘recognizing’ Taiwan would be met with repression and economic blackmail?
So it has been awhile since we had one of these (thankfully), but the worst idea of April 2018 is a great representative of the silliness seemingly assaulting our politics these days.Read More »