In this lecture from the IIRE series on the changing shapes of imperialism, Hanna Perkhoda and Catherine Samary discuss the background to the Russian war against Ukraine and the tasks of the international left.
In this lecture from the IIRE's serie on the changing shapes of imperialism, Pierre Rousset discusses the rise of China and its international impact. Pierre Rousset is a former co-director of the IIRE as well and especially involved in solidarity with different Asian countries, author of works on East Asian politics and ecology and editor of the website Europe Solidaire.
In this lecture from the IIRE's serie on the changing shapes of imperialism, Peter Drucker discusses the evolution of US imperialism.
Peter Drucker is a former co-director of the IIRE. He is an advisory editor of the US socialist journal Against the Current and author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (Haymarket books).
Suggested background reading:
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to renewed discussion of the notion of imperialism. Is the invasion proof that Russia is an imperialist power? But Russia is not the only country described as an imperialist power. China’s international influence has increased dramatically in the past ten years. In South-East Asia, China's claims over large parts of the South China Sea has brought it into conflict with Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Worldwide, Chinese investments play an increasingly important role.