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Mexico Considers a New Foreign Policy Path

On June 2, Mexican voters will go to the polls to select their next president. At a time when the dominant geopolitical players around...

For India, What’s an Iranian Port Worth?

Anyone attempting to do business with Iran runs the risk of U.S. sanctions. This was the U.S. State Department’s reply to the news on...

Meditations on the Mediterranean

Throughout history, the Mediterranean Sea has been Europe’s most important body of water, shaping its relationship with itself and with the rest of the...

The Logic of Hungary

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about mass demonstrations in Budapest in which protesters expressed resentment against alleged financial corruption running...

Instability Drives Mauritania Toward the West

In late April, Malian troops supported by Russian mercenaries reportedly pursued separatist fighters into neighboring Mauritania. When the incident was over, according to local...

China Signals Economic Policy Changes

Senior Chinese officials are signaling that Beijing will announce a significant adjustment in the country’s economic strategy in July during a key meeting of...

Israel’s Gaza Operation Nears the Endgame

The seven-month-old war between Israel and Hamas appears to have reached a decisive stage. While an end to the fighting remains elusive, it is...

The Myth of the ‘Axis of Resistance’

The term “axis of resistance” was first coined as the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. Though the occupation allowed Iran to gain influence...

New Strategic Documents Preserve Belarus’ Options

At the end of April, Belarus updated its Military Doctrine and its National Security Concept to respond to urgent security threats, regional volatility and...

The Crisis of the University

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In my book “The Storm Before the Calm,” I wrote that the United States is headed into institutional and socio-economic crises. The institutional crisis,...

Germany’s Future, According to Germans

From the war in Ukraine to economic uncertainties at home and across the Western world, Germany is facing a number of challenges with which...

Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus Borderlands

As Russia is locked in a difficult war in Ukraine, its southern flank – the South Caucasus – is in disarray. There is a...

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