George Friedman’s Thoughts: Whatever Happened to Brexit?

The planet has reached an extraordinary moment of unity. The overriding focus is on the coronavirus and the radical restructuring of our lives and societies. There is a weird sense of sharing. This is not a “Kumbaya” moment in any sense. The moment is not giving us a sense of how we are all human […]

Daily Memo: Economic Stimulus Plans, Iranian Strikes, Russia’s Budget Shortfall

Western governments are introducing stimulus packages to try to prevent an economic freefall.

Egypt’s Water Security Problem

The country sees Ethiopia’s construction of a hydroelectric dam as a threat to its water supply.

Daily Memo: Europe Battens Its Hatches

France leads the way by declaring “war” on the coronavirus.

Daily Memo: Europe Battens Its Hatches

France leads the way by declaring “war” on the coronavirus.

Quarantine and the Supply Chain

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The global medical community appears to have devised a strategy for mitigating the coronavirus that depends largely on quarantine, or limiting contact among the...

Daily Memo: The Cost of Coronavirus

The outbreak is taking a toll on the U.S. economy and galvanizing parts of Europe.

Is It Even Possible to Contain COVID-19?

The only viable option is mitigation.

Daily Memo: A US Counterstrike, EU Solidarity

The U.S. has struck back against Iran-backed militias in Iraq.

The Next Phase of China’s Fight with the Coronavirus

The virus' global spread may very well shut down the country’s most promising roads to a rapid recovery.

Daily Memo: Pandemic Pandemonium, Deadly Attack in Iraq

Responses to the coronavirus outbreak are bordering on panic.

The Implications of an Oil Price Crash for Russia

How prepared is the Russian economy for a major oil price slump?