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?

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

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.