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US Military Options in Iran

The United States has openly accused Iran of being behind the drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery. Now the...

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The Geopolitics of Iran’s Refinery Attack

A Yemeni rebel group aligned with Iran took credit for a drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s main oil refinery this weekend. The range, payload...

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Russia’s Play for Iraq’s Future

Moscow wants to influence Iraq’s reconstruction in pursuit of its own strategic imperatives.

Daily Memo: Tariff Reprieve, Iran Sanctions, the European Economy

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George Friedman’s Thoughts: Geopolitics and Philosophy

After last week’s piece on Aristotle’s four virtues, I received one reader response asking that I write on geopolitics rather than philosophy. One is enough to justify a serious reply. Most people equate the term “geopolitics” with international relations, perhaps with a tilt toward armed conflict. When people in the financial sector, for instance, point […]

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Russia Takes a Back Seat in South Ossetia

The Kremlin doesn’t want to exacerbate the border dispute in the breakaway republic.

Daily Memo: German Investment, Kazakh Protests, Chinese Warnings

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