Iran’s Water Pressure: Droughts, Floods and a Looming Crisis

If it wants to avert a disaster, Tehran needs to find a solution to the country’s water crisis. But its options are limited.

The Resurrection of Scottish Foreign Policy

Its revival comes after more than 300 years of dormancy.

Poland’s Population Problem

High economic growth will only take the country so far.

The Third Opium War

To understand China’s current confrontation with the West over trade, historical context is key.

Brazil and Colombia: Responses to the Venezuelan Crisis

As countries that share borders with Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil are most vulnerable to the fallout from the crisis.

The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State

This Islamic State may not last, but there is the possibility of a future Islamic State in the Middle East.

European Muslims: A Demographic Opportunity

The future of the EU, and of countries like France and Germany, will be shaped by whether these countries can assimilate Muslims.

The Centurieslong Contest for the Black Sea

The region has been the subject of countless conflicts, and the fighting isn’t going to stop anytime soon.

Ethiopia: A Regional Power in the Making?

The country has grown increasingly assertive in the region.

The World Before World War II Re-Emerges

Sept. 8, 2016 Instability runs rampant across the Eurasian landmass today at a level unseen since the years leading up to World War II.

China’s Modernization Plan: The Blueprint and the Backlash

“Made in China 2025” promises to help Beijing dominate the high-tech world, but it has raised suspicions in the West.

The South Caucasus: Untamed Crossroad of Empires

Oct. 19, 2017 The mountainous terrain forms a daunting barrier, whose few passages are worth fighting for.