The Geopolitics of the United States, Part 2: American Identity and the Threats of Tomorrow

We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory […]

Why engage in proxy war? A state’s perspective

Author Daniel L. Byman Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy Editor’s Note:States use proxies for many reasons, writes […]

What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

By George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures, Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the […]

50 Cheapest Countries to Live In

Whether you are close to retirement and want to see the world or are young and simply itch to live […]

Places around the world running out of water

With surging populations, the world is coping with the increased demand for water. A rapidly urbanizing population further strains the […]

What’s Saudi Arabia playing at over oil?

After Saudi Arabia’s sudden insistence that Iran be part of a meeting in Doha last weekend to discuss an oil […]

Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

  By Dalan McEndree  President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through […]

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

By Sarah Gilbert, Lonely Planet. Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances […]

Why Shiite Expansion Will Be Short-Lived

Analysis Forecast That a bloc of Shiite states has coalesced in the Middle East is a significant geopolitical development; that […]

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

By Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, When a group of weary diplomats announced a framework for an Iranian nuclear accord last week […]

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