Jeffrey Sachs’s (‘viewpoint’) article ‘Why the shadow of WW1 and 1989 hangs over world events’, which was published on the BBC’s website on 16 December 2014 (last updated at 22:43 GMT), is the best article on world politics (written by an American) that I have read in a while*.

In fact, I am really surprised that the BBC (which is funded by the UK government as you may well know) dared to publish this article in the first place — although it is all in their honour**.

Do not hesitate to share this article by Jeffrey Sachs, entitled ‘Why the shadow of WW1 and 1989 hangs over world events’, BBC, 16 Dec 2014: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30483873

* One caveat though: this subject is not my speciality and I therefore cannot claim any special competence in this domain except for a minimum level of critical sense and a certain degree of intellectual curiosity.

** However, for articles that offer even much deeper analyses, you will have to turn to non-Western news sources, for instance this article published on the website of the Russian government funded channel Russia Today on 15 October 2014:

The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the USPepe Escobar, ‘The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the US’, Russia Today, 15 Oct 2014

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world’s biggest’ [‘Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline’], Russia Today, 1 Sept 2014

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