Atlanticists of the right, like the former defence secretary Liam Fox, will always put up their hands for the strongest action on offer.
Similarities are often noted between Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan - two men both in their early sixties, in power for over a decade and criticized for pursuing imperial goals for post-imperial
We used to rely on empires, colonisers and dictators to control a lot of these places, but we're now in a post-imperial
, post-colonial and, in many places, post-autocratic age.
But -- and this is the crucial point -- all this is happening in a post-imperial
, post-colonial and increasingly post-authoritarian world.
The Ideal Refugees oddly reconfigures this colonial politics of representation and salvation for the post-imperial
, post-ideological world.
One analyst told The Times that more likely, Putin will follow through on his post-imperial
promises that will make Russia a feared world power despite its financial setbacks.
On the surface, these campaigns seem like post-imperial
Britain, diminished yet victorious, had no such reckoning; no natural juncture at which to establish a post-imperial
England could be the multi-cultural, post-imperial
democracy it was meant to be.
Charles de Gaulle, who stubbornly refused to accept defeat in World War II and subsequently rejected the notion that a post-imperial
France should quietly follow its continental European neighbours into third rate status.
I found - and continue to find - the post-imperial
bluster of British foreign policy ridiculous.
BEIRUT - With daily car bombs, suicide bombers, assassinations, kidnappings, ethnic warfare and collapsing government control across the Middle East, we are moving into the post-everything moment of our modern history--post-colonial, post-nationalist, post-statehood, post-imperial
, post-Islamist, post-revolutionary, post-developmental and post-modern.