For more of Conn Hallinan’s essays, visit Dispatches From the Edge. His novels about the ancient Romans can be found at The Middle Empire Series.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.
Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.