“Power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
Under certain conditions, terrorism can strengthen organizations that employ it; drive the death or spread of ideas; and provoke disruptive population flows that remake states and societies.
This week’s gathering of the leaders marks the transformation of the BRICS club into a nascent non-Western concert of major powers that focuses on their priorities.
"Better locks are not what is most needed now, especially if they serve to legitimize the accumulation of ever larger quantities of plutonium."
Ten years after the 7/7 London bombings, ISIS has once again transformed the terrorist threat to the West.
Sanctions against Russia are both ineffective and self-defeating.
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