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Net Assessment of South America

April 28, 2016 The region stands out due to its relative stability, while much of Eurasia faces crises.

Net Assessment Update for Russia

April 14, 2016 Moscow is facing growing economic and security pressures.

Net Assessment of Central Asia

March 17, 2016 Given its geography and proximity to major global powers, the region is vulnerable to invasion and susceptible to being heavily influenced by external conditions.

Net Assessment of Latin American’s Main Trade Blocs

Jan. 29, 2016 Calls for convergence between the two major groups in the region have been growing, as more countries see the benefits of cooperation.

Net Assessment of Australia

Jan. 22, 2016 Australia has the 12th largest economy in the world and it is the sixth largest country by land mass. It is without question the most powerful nation in the South Pacific, yet has struggled to achieve one of its most important strategic goals.

Net Assessment of Germany

Jan. 15, 2016 An in-depth look at the strategic goals of one of Europe’s most economically and politically dominant countries.

Net Assessment of Saudi Arabia

Dec. 9, 2015 The country is trying to limit the fragmentation in the Middle East caused by the Arab Spring, while facing numerous challenges at home.

Net Assessment of the Middle East and North Africa

Dec. 2, 2015 Modern Middle Eastern states were largely formed by the British and French starting at the conclusion of World War I. The region today is struggling with a deep divide between declining secular regimes and emerging Islamist non-state actors.

Regional Assessment: Central Asia

Central Asia is a crossroads: the region that lies between the Chinese, Russian, Indian, Turkic, and Persian civilizations attracted generations of both traders and invaders.

Net Assessment of South Asia

Dec. 2, 2015 South Asia is home to almost a quarter of the world’s population. The region’s geopolitical reality is dominated by a complex series of power dynamics, centered on the relationship between Pakistan and India.

Net Assessment of the European Peninsula

Dec. 2, 2015 Europe is coming to a turning point. The European Union has been slowly fragmenting, strained under the pressure of the financial and refugee crises. Countries will soon have to decide between maintaining their own sovereignty and building a strong, powerful union to solve these pivotal issues.

Net Assessment of Russia

Dec. 2, 2015 Russia is facing a number of challenges, most notably increasing Western influence along its western periphery and declining prices for oil and gas, which are key sources of revenue for the Kremlin. How the country deals with these issues will determine its future path.

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