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National Front’s Impact on French Regional Elections

Dec. 13, 2015 Despite failing to win control in any single region, the National Front had a significant impact on the French regional elections and will continue to be a major player in French politics.

The Future of the Schengen Zone

Dec. 12, 2015 There are increasing indications that the Schengen zone will not survive in a fragmented Europe, at least not in its current form, and this could lead to negative impacts on trade and tourism.

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.

Greek Funding Negotiations

Dec. 11, 2015 As Greece negotiates the release of its next round of funding, indications are growing that the country is falling behind on the terms of its third bailout agreement.

Army Reforms in China

Dec. 11, 2015 The Chinese government has started implementing changes to the People’s Liberation Army, in an attempt to centralize power in Beijing.

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.

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.

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.

The IMF and Geopolitics

Dec. 9, 2015 With new fault lines emerging in Europe as a result of the debt crisis in Greece, the Ukraine issue and other conflicts, the International Monetary Fund has increasingly moved toward furthering Western geopolitical goals.

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.

Electricity Partially Restored in Crimea

Dec. 8, 2015 After two weeks without electricity, Ukraine partially restored power to Crimea, following a visit to Kiev by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden yesterday.

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