Daily Memo: Bolivian Political Uncertainty, a Slew of Sanctions, Chinese Market...

Bolivia's president resigns, and the U.S. and EU threaten new sanctions.

In Central Asia, Can China Really Compete With Russia?

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Chinese influence in Russia’s historical sphere of influence is growing.

Daily Memo: Russia Skirts Sanctions, Spain Fights US Legislation, the Islamic...

Moscow and Spain make moves to protect their firms.

A History of the Intermarium: Or, Poland’s Place in the World

Being suspended between the world’s oceans and the Eurasian landmass is a blessing and a curse.

Daily Memo: NATO’s Future, Iranian Oil Tankers, European Aid

The French president expresses doubt in NATO's viability, and Iran reports two previously undisclosed attacks on its vessels.

George Friedman’s Thoughts: Geopolitical Determinism

Having written a great deal on space and enchantment, it is time to come down to earth. I want to return to the central thesis of geopolitics as I practice it: the idea of geopolitical determinism. I differ from other people who write on geopolitics in two senses. While I regard geography as a fundamental […]

Daily Memo: Iran’s Uranium Enrichment, US-China Trade Talks, Beijing Concessions

Iran announces an increase in its uranium enrichment levels, and U.S.-China trade talks hit a snag.

If Firms Leave China, Will US Tariffs Follow?

Expanding the trade war to other manufacturing hubs could hurt the United States’ overarching goals.

Daily Memo: Hardships in Turkey, Signs of Hope for Qatar, an...

Reports show declining economic conditions in Turkey, and signs indicate efforts to resolve a rift in the Gulf.

Toward a Theory of Journalistic Objectivity

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Last Sunday, I received an email from a close friend telling me and others that after 60 years he was canceling his subscription to...

Daily Memo: An East Asian Trade Deal, a Reprieve for Huawei,...

Asian countries near the signing of a trade pact, and the U.S. eases pressure on Huawei.

Inching Toward the End of the Conflict in Syria

Outside players are still struggling for control – and the power to define postwar Syria.