Geopolitical Futures in the Press – 2018 December
Dec 12, 2018 Real Clear World – Will Abe’s Article 9 Revisions Fly?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s march to reform the war-renouncing Japanese Constitution is still mired in a slog of domestic political resistance. But, as has generally been the case since the Japan Self-Defense Forces were reconstituted in 1954, Tokyo isn’t waiting for public concern to align neatly with its strategic interests. – Phillip Orchard
Dec 7, 2018 Real Clear World – Tracing the Origins of Venezuela’s Crisis
Just over a month from now, on Jan. 10, Nicolas Maduro is scheduled to be sworn in again as president of Venezuela. The occasion won’t be without controversy – some 50 countries failed to recognize the elections in May that set Maduro up for another term in office. – Allison Fedirka