Peronists seize power again in Argentina

Peronism historically has both fascistic and left-wing elements. But it's also highly contradictory and inconsistent. Kirchnerists - left-wing Peronists - are back in power. What does this entail?

In this post, I will give a brief history of the Argentinian political ideology peronism. I will make several points in favor, and against peronism. Ultimately, I'm glad the left-wing peronists are back in power, but I have reservations. If my post seems wishy-washy, I don't think peronism can be properly understood without nuance.

China leases port to Macau, a new form of statecraft

Will the future of nation-states entail strategic border changes between semi-autonomous "countries" within larger countries?

Macau represents a strange, semi-corporate, semi-state entity. This is expressed in its strange boundaries, which include a small, densely populated peninsula, and several islands that are now connected through land reclamation, and bits of leased land on the nearby Hengqin New Area (which in itself is a series of islands connected by reclaimed land).

Support Morales in Bolivia against disingenuous right-wing protests!

Not all protests are creating equally.

The protests in Bolivia are being presented by the American press as part of the broader global protests. I've seen more about Bolivia than Ecuador in the American press, for example. And I've seen way more American political figures praise the Bolivian protests than, say Ecuador and Chile.

There is a reason for this. The protester's agenda complements US policy more than Morales' agenda. International reactions to protests aren't cryptic or coincidental. When the US tells you what they want, believe them! Then, consider why the US wants that.