5.Imperialism and geopolitical disorder in the 21st century.

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Imperialism, crisis and geopolitical chaos today

Powerpoint

IIRE Youth School

18 August 2019

Peter Drucker


Introduction to report and reporter

I. Imperialism: Lenin’s and Trotsky’s theories

Marx & Engels

Basics of Lenin’s theory

Imperialism in the 20th century

Our anti-imperialism: permanent revolution


II. Neoliberal globalization and the ‘war on terror’

Imperialism today

Accumulation by dispossession

Armed globalization and the ‘clash of barbarisms’

Neoliberalism’s apogee: hyperglobalization

The clash of barbarisms


III. New imperialist powers?

China

Russia

… and the others


IV. Imperialism in crisis

The challenge from China: trade wars and sea lanes

Clashes with Russia

Brexit, Trump and the new far right

Crisis in the Middle East


V. Anti-imperialism real and fake

The Arab region: the ghost of Nasserism and the uprisings

Latin America: beyond the ‘Pink Tide’


Questions for discussion:

1. What challenges does the rise of the new far right pose for the left?

2. How should we respond to Trump’s conflicts with the EU, Russia, China?

3. What is the best hope for anti-imperialism today?