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Global Unemployment in 2022

(click to enlarge) The global economy is facing a potential recession in 2023 that threatens to undo the post-pandemic job recovery. Globally, employment has increased...

Guyana’s Offshore Oil Boom

(click to enlarge) By 2035, the world's fourth-largest offshore oil producer could be a South American country with fewer than 1 million people. According to...

Pakistan’s Meltdown

Decades-old political economic problems in Pakistan are coming to a head. The South Asian...

On the Leaks of a War With China

Over the past few days, two senior U.S. officials – Gen. Mike Minihan, the...

Ukraine Crisis

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The Future of NATO’s Strategic Concept

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...

In South Africa, Russia Prospects for Opportunity

A country as distant and seemingly disinterested as South Africa may not seem like...

Water Scarcity in the Arab World

Many prosperous ancient civilizations in the Arab world had at least one thing in...

Forecast for 2023

Our 2023 Annual Forecast, like those before it, is an attempt to provide a...

China in Afghanistan: Rare Opportunity or Poisoned Chalice?

The foreign ministers of China and Afghanistan spoke for nearly an hour on Jan....
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The Struggle to Understand

Earlier this week, we published a piece on the way Europe views Muslims. We received a number of emails from readers who criticized the...

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George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Who’s in Charge of Russia’s War in Ukraine?

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