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Spanish Election Highlights Italy’s EU Woes

Dec. 22, 2015 The most interesting response to the Spanish election results came from the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Britain, Borders and the EU Gridlock

Dec. 21, 2015 Europe’s political masters are simply putting off facing extremely significant decisions they know they must make.

Turkish and Israeli Talks Are Underway and May Actually Lead Somewhere

Dec. 18, 2015 A regional realignment triggered by the Russians and Islamic State, and beneficial to the United States, is potentially underway.


A Budget Cut in Abkhazia and Russia’s Strategic Problem

Dec. 17, 2015 Sometimes a tiny bit of information on a budget cut in a place like Abkhazia reveals a great deal about the global balance of power.

Syria and the Fact No One Mentions

Dec. 16, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement, but there’s far more to consider than just Bashar al-Assad or his regime leaving.

Merkel, Muslims and the Problem of Multiculturalism

Dec. 15, 2015 Why German Chancellor Angela Merkel called multiculturalism a sham and how Europe’s definition is different to the United States.

The French Election and the National Front

Dec. 14, 2015 While the media is portraying the French election result as an unmitigated disaster for the National Front, we can say it was a mitigated disaster.

Risk of a Financial Crisis in Italy Increases

Dec. 11, 2015 The Italian banking system is in serious trouble and the failure of these four banks is simply the tip of the iceberg.

Merkel, Time Magazine and Our Take on Why She Deserved the Honor

Dec. 10, 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is deserving of Time’s “Person on the Year” award because of the way she has managed an impossible and ultimately insoluble problem.

Thinking About the Arabs in History

Dec. 9, 2015 As the strength of many Arab states deteriorates, it may not be possible to think of the Arab world as a whole anymore.

A Big Day in Geopolitics

Dec. 8, 2015 We look at how several key geopolitical developments in Europe, Russia and Latin America yesterday impact Geopolitical Futures’ forecast.

Islamic State’s Current Standing

Dec. 7, 2015 The group has managed to redefine the region’s borders, suggesting it is far more than just a terrorist organization.

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