Carbon in the form of oil and gas drives geo-politics more than most.
What are the chances of a Free Baluchistan later this decade?
The on-off rebellion could have wings now that the Americans smell an opportunity to:
a) break up the artificial state of Pakistan
b) grab the immense mineral riches of Baluchistan (note how Sky, BBC, Al J and Fox don’t talk about this
c) eat into Persia (Iran) by sowing the seeds of rebellion among the Baluchis in modern Iran
Dismemberment of states is the order of the day (rather decade) to redraw the imperial map. After all, much of what we see is really the result of imperialist diplomats carving out territories and leaving political timebombs behind…
I took a ‘sabbatical’ for the best part of a year, doing other things. Now, I am in the mood to return to putting pen to paper (or this finger to keyboard or even talking to Dragon).
Some of the things I am thinking about is how politics to the left of the spectrum reacts to the prevailing forces.
Specifically, is the universalist view of Green politics out of touch with the driving force today which is Nationalism?
In times of crisis, especially in Europe, which is in the driving seat? Green politics or Nationalist politics.
And how can Greens and Left-leaning people link up with the better part of Nationalism, akin to the National Liberation movements in what used to be called the Third World and can be seen in Europe today in the Basque country, Catalonia, Wales and Scotland…. and many places beyond?
Speak to you soon