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 […]

Post-Sept. 11 Wars Have Cost $4.79 Trillion

On Sept. 14, 2001, President George W. Bush visited the still-smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed first […]

The European countries that take in the most refugees, in one interactive map

Europe is in the middle of a refugee crisis. Over the past several years, hundreds of thousands of people have migrated […]

Culture Clash: How ISIS Could Send Europe Over the Edge

By Riyadh Mohammed  The dramatic and tragic images of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East represent more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon’s Precedent

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Lebanon was created out of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. This agreement between Britain and France reshaped the […]

Happiest and saddest countries 2013

The Prosperity Index Everywhere you look in this world there are signs of instability, destruction, hopelessness. Syria is in civil […]

The Future of OPEC

Pump jacks in the Kurdish town of Derik, on the border with Turkey and Iraq, Nov. 25. (ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS/AFP/Getty Images) […]

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