NATO, the IMF & the 'New Imperial Age' in Ukraine
At the end of the Cold War, a 'new world order' was announced alongside declarations of 'the end of history'. The United States - and with it, state-capitalist 'democracy' - reigned victorious over all other forms of social organization. The object, then, was to expand these forms exponentially, until all the earth was captured in what the Financial Times declared to be "the new Imperial Age." Ukraine's current crisis is a direct result of the economic, military, political and social processes, institutions and ideologies of the new imperial age.