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RealClearDefense: Still a Unipolar World

In recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the United States is trying to impose a new world order, one designed to control Russia, China and Europe, as well as the lesser powers of the world. It’s tempting to write it off as the ranting of a leader at war, but there’s more to it than that. - George Friedman Full story

Bloomberg Daybreak Australia: George Friedman on Russia's Threat

George Friedman discusses his take on the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to complete annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine within days. He speaks with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watts on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia". Full interview

Bloomberg: George Friedman on Russia's Threat

George Friedman, Founder and Chairman at Geopolitical Futures, discusses the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to complete annexation of four occupied regions of Ukraine within days. He speaks with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watts on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia". Full interview

RealClearDefense: Tactical Nuclear Weapons

There has been endless speculation that Russia might use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Given that Russian President Vladimir Putin has mentioned their use on several occasions, that concern is clearly justified. Given that mentioning something can either indicate intent or simply be a bluff, there is reason for scrutiny. - George Friedman Full story

CNBC: Russia-Ukraine war: Nuclear Weapons Are 'Not Very Useful' Weapons, Says Strategist

George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, says the problem with nuclear weapons is the wind, given Ukraine's proximity to Russia. Full interview

RealClearDefense: Ukraine’s Vulnerable Power Grid

Ukraine’s energy crisis differs dramatically from that of its European counterparts. In Europe, the problem is related to exorbitantly high prices. But in Ukraine, the crisis is shaped primarily by the battlefield, where energy infrastructure has been a major site of the fighting. - George Friedman Full story

MarketWatch: Ukraine War is Bringing New Economic Hardships and Major World Powers are Caught in the Crossfire

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, it didn’t just start a ground war in Europe — it opened up a worldwide economic war involving almost every major power. - Antonia Colibasanu Full story

RealClearWorld: Russia and China's Strategic Problem

America’s goal in Ukraine is to deny Russia the strategic depth it wants in order to limit the Russian threat to Europe. With China, its goal is to retain American strategic depth in order to prevent China from threatening the U.S. or obtaining global reach. - George Friedman Full story

RealClearDefense: The Fallout Over Taiwan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan predictably sparked outrage in China, which responded by flexing its muscles through some not-at-all subtle military exercises. Why does Beijing care enough to deploy its fleet? - George Friedman Full story

RealClearDefense: In China, New Purges, New Targets

China’s restructuring of real estate giant Evergrande Group is not exactly going as planned. In mid-May, the company was on track to deliver a preliminary restructuring plan by the end of July that never materialized. Instead, the Chinese government has taken measures into its own hands. - Victoria Herczegh Full story
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