James Pethokoukis

How global capitalism (and the U.S. military) is defeating Al Qaeda

August 6, 2009

A lengthy post from Thomas PM Barnett always makes it a great day. Here he talks about the video truce offer from Zawahiri, and why it is another sign of Al Qaeda strategic weakness and failure:

Why globalization is winning over militancy

July 20, 2009

This analysis by the great Thomas PM Barnett really places the recent troubles in Iran in a geopolitical context.  It also explains why Iraq is, in the end, a win for America and the West:

Iran election, America and globalization

June 15, 2009

Geopolitical strategist Tom Barnett weighs in on the Iran “election” (note, especially, his final point):