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

All the news worth knowing today.

China’s President Is in Trouble

The Chinese president has failed to manage the country’s relationship with its most important trade partner.

Daily Memo: Afghan Peace Talks, French Diplomacy, Russian Elections

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The New US Strategy to Remove Maduro in Venezuela

The Venezuelan president is motivated now more than ever to accept a transition deal.

George Friedman’s Thoughts: Passion and Aristotle’s Four Virtues

Aristotle’s virtues, like passion, have a complex and important relationship to geopolitics.

Brexit Purgatory and the German Economy

Endless Brexit delays are taking a toll on the European Union’s largest economy.

The End of the Afghan War?

There is no winning in Afghanistan, only perpetual engagement.