Alfred McCoy

Trump smirking in front of flag

A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century

Another four years of Trump's "America first" diplomacy will destroy the country's already declining global power.

Jan 18, 2024 / Alfred McCoy

A Ukrainian soldier holds a Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon that was used to destroy a Russian armored personal carrier in Irpin, north of Kyiv, on March 12, 2022.

What China Stands to Gain From Peace Talks What China Stands to Gain From Peace Talks

Growing geopolitical power is giving China both the motivation and potentially even the means to negotiate an end to the fighting in Ukraine.

Jun 16, 2023 / Alfred McCoy

President Xi Jinping (center) and leaders of the Chinese Communist Party attend the opening of the National People’s Congress in 2021

The Consequences of Underestimating China The Consequences of Underestimating China

Every step Beijing takes to consolidate its control over Eurasia weakens Washington’s presence and erodes its once formidable global power.

May 3, 2023 / Alfred McCoy

Taiwan Strait Helicopter

The Devastating Consequences of a War Over Taiwan The Devastating Consequences of a War Over Taiwan

Cities devastated, untold thousands dead, and the global economy, with its epicenter in Asia, left in ruins—a war would be ruinous to the region and the world.

Mar 7, 2023 / Alfred McCoy

The United States’ Global Power Is Fading Fast

The United States’ Global Power Is Fading Fast The United States’ Global Power Is Fading Fast

Becoming a primarily regional power is actually an opportunity to fundamentally reconsider relations with our home region, North America.

Jan 12, 2023 / Alfred McCoy

Hypersonic missile russia

What Do We Do in a Rapidly Heating World? What Do We Do in a Rapidly Heating World?

The climate and geopolitics are only getting hotter—both urgent existential threats.

Oct 19, 2022 / Alfred McCoy

Presidents Putin and Jinping

What We Can Learn From the Last Cold War What We Can Learn From the Last Cold War

There are indeed a number of parallels between our cold wars, old and new.

Jun 23, 2022 / Alfred McCoy

Putin Index Finger

This Is How We End the War in Ukraine This Is How We End the War in Ukraine

It’s time to finally deliver a bill to Vladimir Putin for a foreign policy that has involved little more than flattening one hapless city after another

Apr 21, 2022 / Alfred McCoy

Presidents Putin and Jinping

Russia and China, Together at Last Russia and China, Together at Last

At the core of recent conflicts is an entente between China and Russia that the world hasn’t seen since the start of the Cold War.

Mar 14, 2022 / Alfred McCoy

Will the Fight for Hegemony Survive Climate Change?

Will the Fight for Hegemony Survive Climate Change? Will the Fight for Hegemony Survive Climate Change?

Even if China were to become the preeminent world power around 2030, the accelerating pace of climate change would likely curtail its rise within decades.

Feb 25, 2022 / Alfred McCoy

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