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Embargo begins. The EU’s sixth package of sanctions on Russia, including an embargo on...

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Lockdown Protests Spread Across China

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(click to enlarge) The protests that took place across China roughly a week ago shocked many. Large-scale demonstrations are highly unusual in China, especially ones...

Germany’s Looming Energy Crisis

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(click to enlarge) Germany, Europe’s economic powerhouse, is one of the largest economies in the world. German industrial firms, however, are increasingly facing production problems....

Why a Cap on Russian Oil Prices Won’t Work

EU leaders are scrambling to reach a deal on a price cap for Russian...

Turkey Is Drowning in Opportunity

In nearly every direction, Turkey’s strategic environment is presenting opportunities for Ankara. The Turks...

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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...

Eurasia in Crisis

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Demonstrations against Beijing’s zero-COVID policy have surged in the past week, with people voicing...

Understanding Iranian Politics

Following weeks of widespread protests, many speculate that the Iranian regime is facing imminent...

New US Barriers Against Russia’s Economy

Harvest festivals are not unusual around the world, but the American holiday of Thanksgiving...

In Poland, Peace May Be a Bridge Too Far

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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to some Poles. I won’t pretend...
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As you receive this, we are on a flight to the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is hosting a meeting on space flight, and...

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RealClearDefense: Still a Unipolar World

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In recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the United States is trying to impose a new world order, one designed to control...

Bloomberg Daybreak Australia: George Friedman on Russia’s Threat

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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...

Bloomberg: George Friedman on Russia’s Threat

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George Friedman, Founder and Chairman at Geopolitical Futures, discusses the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to...

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Daily Memo: Protests and Exercises

More protests in China. Another protest took place in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou on Tuesday night. Police eventually dispersed the demonstrators. Today,...

Turkey Is Drowning in Opportunity

In nearly every direction, Turkey’s strategic environment is presenting opportunities for Ankara. The Turks particularly stand to benefit from the parallel crises facing Russia...

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Poland Poised to Break Russia

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What is the future of Poland in the European Union, NATO, and its relationship with Russia? GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to break down how we got to this moment, where Poland believes it has an opportunity to break Russia once and for all. In the second segment, a discussion on protests in China, spurred on only in part by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Eurasia in Crisis

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Demonstrations against Beijing’s zero-COVID policy have surged in the past week, with people voicing their frustration at not only the lockdown measures but also...

Daily Memo: Chinese Protests, Venezuelan Oil

Anger over zero-COVID. Widespread protests against China's strict COVID-19 containment measures erupted across the country on Sunday. In Beijing and Shanghai, the demonstrations turned...

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