US President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Reuters

Why Chaotic Uncertainty Reigns in Today’s World-System

September 18, 2017 Immanuel Wallerstein

Wild swings are the daily bread and butter of a structural crisis. This means that we shall live in chaotic uncertainty until the structural crisis is resolved in favor of one of the two prongs of the bifurcation. We need to concentrate our analyses and our actions on what makes it more likely that the progressive side of the bifurcation outweighs the reactionary side in the middle-term resolution of the struggle.

The US bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945.

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage

August 25, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

Both Trump and Kim are dubious figures, driven by fragile egos and unsound judgement. Yet, they are both in a position that, if not reigned in soon, could threaten global security and the lives of millions. Neither Washington, nor Pyongyang, Tel Aviv or anyone else should hold the world hostage, exacting political and economic ransom in exchange for not destroying our planet.

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