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(click to enlarge) Europe is bearing the brunt of the economic war raging between Russia and the West. On the whole, European economies grew in...

Ukraine’s Vulnerable Power Grid

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(click to enlarge) Ukraine’s energy crisis differs dramatically from that of its European counterparts. In Europe, the problem is related to exorbitantly high prices. But...

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(click to enlarge) Europe has seen record prices for natural gas and electricity in recent months, due largely to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia,...

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Russia’s Mobilization May Be a Game-Changer

At no small cost, the Russian military managed to stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive in...

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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...

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Italy elected a hard-right party in parliamentary elections held over the weekend. The result...

Why Would Poland Spurn Germany?

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George Friedman discusses his take on the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to complete annexation of...

CNBC: Russia-Ukraine war: Nuclear Weapons Are ‘Not Very Useful’ Weapons, Says Strategist

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George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, says the problem with nuclear weapons is the wind, given Ukraine's proximity to Russia. Full interview

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Mauldin Economics Global Macro Update: George Friedman on Putin’s Next Move in Ukraine

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Heading to the polls. Moscow on Friday launched "referendums" in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine on whether these areas should become part of Russia. Voting...

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