Daily Memo: Iranian Diplomacy, Controlling Syria, Stopping an Outbreak

Talks may soon begin between Tehran and Saudi Arabia, while Beijing tries to quarantine an entire city.

Daily Memo: Belarus Buys Oil, South Korea in the Middle East,...

Minsk has secured a shipment from Norway while Turkey tests waters outside Somalia.

Daily Memo: Outbreak in China, Russian Oil, Northern Syria

The coronavirus outbreak could be geopolitically significant in a number of ways.

Daily Memo: Libyan Peace Talks, Chinese Influence in Myanmar

Leaders of Libya's rival governments prepare to meet in Berlin this weekend, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar.

Daily Memo: Aftermath of a Trade Deal, Egypt and Israel Respond,...

The agreement will be consequential even if doesn’t change U.S.-China tensions.

Daily Memo: Phase One Complete, the Russian Government Resigns

The trade war will continue despite some initial agreements.

Palace Intrigue and Paranoia in North Korea

Pyongyang has welcomed in the new year by hinting that something isn’t quite right in the Hermit Kingdom.

Daily Memo: Cease-Fires on Battlefields and Trade Wars

Trade deal details leaked. The details of the “phase one” trade deal expected to be inked this week by Chinese and U.S. trade delegations in D.C. are starting to leak. According to Reuters, the South China Morning Post and others, China will agree to purchase some $200 billion in U.S. goods per year, including $75 […]

Evaluating the Importance of Recent Events

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There are moments when the entire world seems to be coming apart, as if Armageddon itself were upon us. Public attention tends to be...

Daily Memo: Taiwan’s Elections, Iran’s Protests

Voters rebuke China while new protests take place in Iran.

Daily Memo: Iran-Iraq Update, a Standoff in the South China Sea,...

Iran considers its response to the Soleimani killing, and Chinese boats cruise through Indonesia's exclusive economic zone.

Geopolitical Futures’ Forecast for 2020

Introduction A year is an arbitrary moment. It is short, its length determined by a planet’s rotation around a sun. It is merely a moment in a longer and more complex tale in which figures who tower for a time pass by unnoticed, when the triumphs and tragedies that rivet us all fade away, all […]