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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama Predicts Vladimir Putin Will Fall After Ukraine Overpowers Russia

Francis Fukuyama has a bold prediction for world order: Ukraine will overpower Russia, resulting in the fall of Vladimir Putin. "Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine," the historian wrote in an article...
IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva in Russia.

IMF Head Dismisses Global Recession, Calls $120 Billion Investments in Russia ‘Systemically Irrelevant’

The IMF projects that economic conditions in Russia won't trigger a global financial crisis. "For now, no," International Monetary Fund Head Kristalina Georgieva told CBS on Sunday when asked whether Russia's reeling economic situation could...
Ukrainians are bracing for Russia's nuclear weapons

Will Putin Deploy Nuclear Weapons? Ukrainians Brace for Chernobyl 2.0 

KYIV, Ukraine – General Serhiy Kryvonos stands guard at Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport, moving between glass windows shattered by rockets and his men wedged behind a mounting pile of sandbags. “We’re ready for anything,” Kryvonos,...
Pandemic After COVID

U.S. Intelligence Agency Warns of ‘New Pandemic’ After COVID

A new global pandemic could emerge after COVID, according to U.S. Intelligence agencies. "Countries globally remain vulnerable to the emergence of a novel pathogen that could cause a devastating new pandemic," writes the Office of...

Separatists, Chemical Plants, and Shelled Buildings: What Donbas Reveals About Putin’s Ukraine Playbook

While Russia's entrenched combat is new to Americans, it is business as usual for Ukrainians in Donbas. “We are ready to fight. And this is our message to the world: We are ready to fight...

Meta Bans Israeli ‘Cyber Mercenaries’ That Targeted Journalists, Palestinians, and Activists

Meta has banned from its platform four 'cyber mercenary' firms headquartered in Israel, which the company says conducted surveillance on human rights activists, journalists, and "critics of authoritarian regimes."  “These companies are part of a...

These Were Paradox Politics’ Most Popular Stories in 2021

Since launching in February, Paradox Politics has published a plethora of theory, commentary, and reporting. We've interviewed luminaries such as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker, scoured Pentagon reports on how the U.S. military will...

What Will the Metaverse Mean for Political Movements?

Meta’s first Metaverse experience is here. Facebook this month announced that Horizon Worlds, a VR world of avatars, is opening to the public. U.S. and Canadian citizens over eighteen will soon be able to dawn...
The World Economic Forum Is Bearish on Stablecoins

World Economic Forum Says Crypto Could Make Sexism Worse

The World Economic Forum is bearish on cryptocurrency, and believes stablecoins in-particular could widen the gender gap and increase "inequality in financial services." "Rather than strengthen equality, it is possible that stablecoins and their surrounding...

Afghanistan Frontlines: Inside China and Russia’s Geopolitical Mine Frenzy

NURISTAN, Afghanistan – Deep inside the voluptuous valleys of Afghanistan’s isolated and least populated province, Nuristan, young locals – their eyelashes caked in debris – blast dynamite through a cave wall in a desperate...