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 […]

Turkey Is Playing a Dangerous Game With ISIS as It Seeks Islamic Glory

If you want to be a dictator, the first thing you do is control the press in the country you’re […]

The Big Picture

By John Mauldin, By Neil Howe, I’ve been a bit slow in bringing good friend Neil Howe’s predictions for 2016 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Countries With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

By Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Thomas C. Frohlich  The United States of America — the land of opportunity — has the fourth […]

Geopolitical Journey, Part 2: Borderlands

By George Friedman, Stratfor, A borderland is a region where history is constant: Everything is in flux. The countries we […]

Seven Nations Buying the World’s Gold

Gold prices may have tumbled in 2013, but gold has tried to make a significant recovery at the start of […]

Seth Klarman 2013 Letter to Investors: The Truman Show

From the Baupost Group’s 2013 shareholder letter by Seth Klarman, Klarman has recently given back 4 billion to investors due […]

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