United States

The World of Balance

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The international system is always changing. It usually shifts one piece at a time, each one constrained by the system to dampen its impact...

The Demographic Meltdown

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Major news publications around the world are rife lately with articles noting how the decline in birth rates has reached a critical mass. Over...

Remembering D-Day

Overlooking Omaha Beach is a cemetery in which the Americans who died on D-Day were buried. To walk through this graveyard is to walk...

A New Front in the US-China Trade War

In mid-May, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal for new tariffs on a variety of Chinese imports. This year, the U.S. will raise...

Russian Strategy in the Sahel

A date has been set for the United States to fully demobilize from its military bases in Niger. On Sept. 15, American forces will...

The Crisis of the University

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In my book “The Storm Before the Calm,” I wrote that the United States is headed into institutional and socio-economic crises. The institutional crisis,...

For the US, 2024 Isn’t 1973

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Editor’s note: The rash of student protests throughout the United States is, however you feel about them, a result of America’s unwavering support for...

European Views on US Global Posture

The notion that all countries operate within constraints is one of the main pillars of geopolitics. It came up repeatedly during my recent visit...

How Different Countries Respond to Terrorism

The fallout from Hamas’ Oct. 7 rampage through Israel and the March 22 massacre at Crocus City Hall near Moscow are dreadful reminders of...

Daily Memo: France Calls Out Azerbaijan, Russian Peacekeepers Go Home

French blowback. France recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan for consultations after accusing Baku of taking “unilateral actions damaging to the relationship between our two...

US Strategy and the Iran Strike

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The U.S. has adopted a national strategy designed to use force without risking casualties of its own. This strategy has been on full display...

Geopolitics and the Moon

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The moon will soon totally eclipse the sun – an event rare enough to be measured in centuries. This is a suitable occasion, then,...

Is Vietnam Facilitating US-North Korea Talks?

North Korea lies athwart the interests of the world’s most important geopolitical actors – namely, the United States, China and Russia. The government in...

Our Trip to the Western Pacific

My wife and I are returning from a six-week trip spanning New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The trip’s purposes were both personal and work-related....

Jihadists Exploit US Conflicts with Russia and Iran

Five years after losing the last stronghold of its defunct caliphate in the Levant, the Islamic State is making a comeback. The group’s center...

What Washington’s Departure From Niger Means

The U.S. responded to the Sahel’s string of military coups, especially in Niger, fairly pragmatically. Washington initially refused to call events in Niamey a...

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The Geopolitics of the United States

The United States needed to expand west to the Pacific coast in order to ensure strategic depth, generate economic activity and development and reduce the presence of any threat on its western front.

The rich agriculture area between the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains has an intricate river system favorable for exports through New Orleans Port via the Mississippi River.

North America can only be threatened from the sea and therefore control of the seas plays an important element of American strategy.

After the Soviet Union fell, the United States had no strategic challenger. The US remains the world’s super power and actively works to prevent the emergence of any potential regional power that could one day challenge it.

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The United States is entering a period of domestic disorder that will last a decade or so. The crisis will not affect U.S. foreign policy, even if it looks like it will.

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Daily Memo: New Vaccine Initiative, Putin’s Warning

Vaccine equality. French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new $1.2 billion project to make vaccines more accessible in Africa. The African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator...

A Fundamental Rift in Israel

After Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, Israel’s intention was to annihilate the group, or at least cripple it to the point that it could no...

Live Discussion: The World Reshaping Itself

The saying goes, "the more things change, the more they stay the same." But what about in geopolitics? For this week's Club live discussion,...

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