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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...

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,...

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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...

Russia’s New Maritime Strategy

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

Tunisia’s President Tightens His Grip on Power

In July 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied staged a presidential coup, fired Prime Minister...

Russia’s Protracted War in Ukraine

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The war in Ukraine is raging with no end in sight. Neither Russia nor...

Destabilizing Major Powers

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The Geopolitical Futures model argues that the northern tier of entities are the center...

Homage to the Bronx

When my wife and I arrived at the Las Vegas airport recently, we saw a sign advertising a show called “The Bronx Wanderers,” apparently...

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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...

RealClearDefense: In China, New Purges, New Targets

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China’s restructuring of real estate giant Evergrande Group is not exactly going as planned. In mid-May, the company was on track to deliver a...

RealClearDefense: Russian Military Doctrine

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The city of Lysychansk has fallen to Russia. Russia has the choice of accepting its recent victory as the culmination of the war or...

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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...

Daily Memo: Commodities Crunch

China responds. The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that it will halt military and climate cooperation with the U.S. because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s...

Daily Memo: Surrounded by Military Drills

Post-visit exercise. China is conducting large live-fire military exercises in six locations around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit...

Tunisia’s President Tightens His Grip on Power

In July 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied staged a presidential coup, fired Prime Minister Hisham Mchichi, suspended the parliament and ruled by decree, arrogating...

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