Holy Grail of Energy Policy in Sight …

... as Battery Technology Smashes the Old Order by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard The Telegraph (August 10 2016) The world's next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms of electricity storage is moving so fast that we may never again need to build Twentieth Century … Continue reading Holy Grail of Energy Policy in Sight …

Retrotopia: Dinner, Drinks, and Hard Questions

A Parable by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (August 17 2016) Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society This is the twenty-second installment of an exploration of some of the possible futures discussed on this blog, using the toolkit of narrative fiction. Our narrator has dinner with Melanie Berger, tells … Continue reading Retrotopia: Dinner, Drinks, and Hard Questions

Turkey’s Sensible Detente with Russia

Official Washington is so set on making Russia the new boogeyman that Turkish President Erdogan's visit there is setting off alarms, but the easing of Moscow-Ankara tensions is really a positive sign. by Graham E Fuller Consortium News (August 17 2016) Barely more than a few weeks after the failed coup in Turkey, President Recep … Continue reading Turkey’s Sensible Detente with Russia

Toward a Global Realignment

by Zbigniew Brzezinski The American Interest (April 17 2016) As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture. Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of … Continue reading Toward a Global Realignment