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Daily Memo: US-Taiwan Trade Talks

Trade talks. The United States and Taiwan agreed to start trade negotiations in 11...

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Norway Adds to Europe’s Energy Crunch

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(click to enlarge) Norway is one of Europe’s most important alternatives to Russian energy supplies. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, EU countries...

Population Growth Trends

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(click to enlarge) Over the long term, demographics affect geopolitical trends and state behavior. Population size has implications for public pension systems, economic growth, food...

Drought in North America

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(click to enlarge) Dating back to 1848, water sharing is one of the longest-standing areas of bilateral cooperation between Mexico and the United States. Agreements...

The Scalable World War Ahead

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan begins a new era of confrontation...

A Small Window for the US and Cuba

The war in Ukraine is a truly global conflict. Citizens of faraway regions may...

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The Future of NATO’s Strategic Concept

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2022 will bring two major diplomatic events for the trans-Atlantic community. First, in March, the European Union will adopt its Strategic Compass, a document...

The Ideological Division Between Hamas and Islamic Jihad

Israel's decisive triumph in the 1967 Six-Day War discredited pan-Arab nationalist movements and secular...

A New Phase in the Global Economic War

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, it didn’t just start a ground war in...

The Fallout Over Taiwan

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan predictably sparked outrage in China,...

Russia’s New Maritime Strategy

On July 31, just before the start of a naval parade, President Vladimir Putin...

When Russia Prepared for the Inconceivable

Many of our readers have challenged my idea that Russia invaded Ukraine out fear – fear that, deprived of the strategic depth Ukraine provides,...

The Storm Before the Calm

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MarketWatch: Ukraine War is Bringing New Economic Hardships and Major World Powers are Caught in the Crossfire

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When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, it didn’t just start a ground war in Europe — it opened up a worldwide economic war involving...

RealClearWorld: Russia and China’s Strategic Problem

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America’s goal in Ukraine is to deny Russia the strategic depth it wants in order to limit the Russian threat to Europe. With China,...

RealClearDefense: The Fallout Over Taiwan

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan predictably sparked outrage in China, which responded by flexing its muscles through some not-at-all subtle...

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Daily Memo: Infrastructure Pacts and Defense Cooperation

Trans-Himalayan network. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Nepali counterpart, Narayan Khadka, agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network, involving railways and...

The Ideological Division Between Hamas and Islamic Jihad

Israel's decisive triumph in the 1967 Six-Day War discredited pan-Arab nationalist movements and secular leaders. It gave impetus to state-oppressed religious groups, such as...

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