Papal Politics in Mexico

Feb. 16, 2016 Despite its Catholic majority, the country has a rocky history with the Vatican.

The US, the EU and NATO

Feb. 15, 2016 The United States worries that divisions among EU member states could affect its relationship with the Continent.

The Crisis of Polling

Feb. 8, 2016 Polls are now less reliable in predicting the outcome of elections, as we witnessed after the recent Iowa caucuses.

Investment Patterns Shift as Exporters’ Crisis Deepens

Feb. 3, 2016 Foreign direct investment is moving away from export-dependent countries and searching for stability.

Senior Russian Official Warns of American Plot

Jan. 27, 2016 The Kremlin wants to rally the public against a common enemy.

Thoughts on Corruption

Jan. 22, 2016 While interpretations vary, the definition of corruption ultimately seems to rest on one’s vision of the human soul.

Thinking About Stock Markets from a Geopolitical Point of View

Jan. 21, 2016 The Chinese economy has been declining for years and oil for at least a year. So why did the markets take so long to start falling and why did they panic yesterday?

The Philippines’ Role in US Strategy

Jan. 19, 2016 American basing in the Philippines has implications beyond the South China Sea.

Israel’s Reaction to Iran Without Sanctions

Jan. 18, 2016 Despite strong rhetoric against the U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, Israel is as safe as it has ever been.

The US-Iranian Non-Crisis

Jan. 14, 2016 Despite expectations, both governments quickly and amicably settled a potentially volatile situation.

Thinking About the American Presidency

Dec. 30, 2015 To understand the American political system, it is important to grasp how little power the American president has at his disposal.

Washington’s Role in Turkey-Iraq Dispute

Dec. 17, 2015 After Turkey deployed unauthorized troops to a training camp in Iraq, the U.S. has been trying to calm tensions between two countries.