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Killer Facebook

Social media began as an oddity growing out of another oddity, the internet. It has grown into a powerful global force, both instrumental in...

Brief: Franco-Italian Ties

Background: France has long competed with Germany for leadership in the European Union. Germany, of course, is too strong for France to compete with...

Daily Memo: Israel Under Fire, Moscow Warns Washington

Rocket fire. Two rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel overnight, according to the Israeli military. One rocket was intercepted while the other landed...

Brief: Russia Tries to Block US Plans for Central Asia

Background: Since the United States began withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban have been gaining strength and neighboring countries have been increasingly concerned...

A Picture of China’s Expansion

(click to enlarge) The rapid pace of Chinese growth has expanded the country’s need for natural resources, especially farmland, timber and inputs needed for emerging...

Brief: Russia Accuses Ukraine of Smuggling Fuel

Background: Relations between Russia and Ukraine have been severely strained for years. Russia wants to bring Ukraine, part of the buffer between it and...

Daily Memo: Protests in France, Unrest in South Africa

Demonstrations in France. Protests erupted in several French cities, including Paris, Nantes, Marseille and Montpellier, after President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced plans to...

The Road to 2040: A Summary of Our Forecast

Dec. 2, 2015 We look into the future and forecast what the world will look like in a quarter of a century. We predict several disruptions in the global structure by 2040 and conclude that much of the instability over the next 25 years will be focused in the European and Asian continents.

Here is a summary of some of our key predictions for the next 25 years.

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