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What would Machiavelli do?

Has the West Lost It? A Provocation
Forfatter: Kishore Mahbubani
Forlag: Penguin Books (Storbritannia)
China and India are emerging as the new superpowers, and the West must find a new foothold in a moving world


The West should act purposefully, multilaterally and Machiavellian vis-à-vis the rest of the world, says Kishore Mahbubani, a professor of practical politics at the National University of Singapore and former UN ambassador with 33 years of Singapore diplomacy. More than trying to recapture the lost takeover (Machiavelli notwithstanding), Western leaders should wonder if there could be a link between their bombings of Muslim communities and the rise of terrorist attacks in Western countries.

The US created IS

Mahbubani's own answer is that although not all terrorist attacks are rooted in a single, clear and clear cause, there is no doubt that the above connection is there. Al Qaeda serves as an example. The CIA created the organization during the Cold War to fight the Soviet Afghanistan occupation. A few years after, the terrorist group that knew the hand that had fed it, including the attack on the US 11. September 2001.

Unfortunately, the author claims, the United States continued to make new, similar mistakes, and. . .

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