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The Evolution of Great Powers

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The evolution of military power is one of the most important if underrated geopolitical changes happening in the world today. Throughout the 20th century,...

Economies and War

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The American economy, the largest and most dynamic in the world, is a geopolitical issue. And right now, it is in a predictable period...

Struggling to Find the Exit From War

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French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that an off-ramp must be found for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. This is not a...

America’s Interests in Ukraine

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Nearly every time Russia has been invaded, it has been saved by its strategic depth. Russia can’t truly be defeated without first taking Moscow,...

The Meaning of Memorial Day

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Editor's note: To mark Memorial Day in the United States, we are republishing this article, originally published on May 28, 2019. I’m writing this on...

A New, Old Global Reality

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The United States recently said that it would defend Taiwan in the event China invades it. More interesting is that Japan, a country that...

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