Deep Dive

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Assessing Turkey’s Power in the Balkans

April 20, 2017 Turkey’s influence is rising, but there are limits to its power.

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Salafism’s Three Strands

April 13, 2017 The ultraconservative branch of Islam is being pulled in multiple directions.

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Exporters’ Crisis Update: 16 Vulnerable Countries

April 6, 2017 GPF has identified and tracked how the exporters’ crisis has unfolded in what we consider the most vulnerable countries.

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Brexit’s Impact on the UK Economy

March 30, 2017 Britain is decreasing its dependence on EU markets.

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Turning Economic Risk into Opportunity in India

March 23, 2017 In tackling non-performing loans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to centralize political power.

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Nationalism and Elections in France

March 16, 2017 The country faces a weakened position and stagnant economy ahead of upcoming elections.

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Russia’s 2018 Presidential Election

March 9, 2017 The vote will be held amid an economic crisis that will plague the country in the coming…

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The Afghanistan-Pakistan Fault Line

March 2, 2017 The U.S. will be engaged in military and intelligence operations at the Afghan-Pakistani border for many years.

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Canada’s Economic Dependence on the US

Feb. 23, 2017 Despite a heavy reliance on its southern neighbor, Canada may benefit from increased protectionism in the U.S.

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Real Estate and Debt in China: One Road to Discontent

Feb. 16, 2017 China is walking a fine line to avoid a housing market crash.

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Exploring the US-Mexico Trade Relationship, Part 2

Feb. 9, 2017 Despite Trump’s tough talk on Mexico, U.S. states have a different imperative.

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Exploring the US-Mexico Trade Relationship

Feb. 2, 2017 With the future of NAFTA potentially in jeopardy, the time has come to take a closer look at…

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Why Northern Europe Matters

Jan. 26, 2017 Rising tensions between Russia and the West could eventually lead to the region once again being in the…

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Duterte and the Philippines: No Pivot to China Just Yet

Jan. 19, 2017 Beijing is courting the Philippines president, but the U.S. has the upper hand.

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The Real Goal Behind India’s Economic Reforms

Jan. 12, 2017 The prime minister’s decision to demonetize India’s currency is as much about centralizing power as economic reform.

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Demographics and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jan. 5, 2017 The demographics argument in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict deserves more scrutiny.

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Fact or Fiction: Is China’s Holding of US Debt a Source of Leverage?

Dec. 29, 2016 Beijing faces a number of constraints.

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2016 Forecast Year-End Report Card

Dec. 22, 2016 As the year comes to an close, we examine how our forecast for 2016 fared.

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The Balance of Weakness in the Syrian Civil War

Dec. 15, 2016 We examine the three main actors that control territory in Syria.

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Trump Turns the Tables on China

Dec. 8, 2016 China must have access to U.S. consumer markets, and Donald Trump knows it.

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The Fallout from Saudi Arabia’s Economic Downslide

Dec. 1, 2016 The kingdom could face challenges due to economic strains and plunging oil prices.

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The Heart of the US-Mexico Borderland

Nov. 25, 2016 Looking at the evolution of Texas as a borderland reveals underlying tensions between the two countries.

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Egypt as a Regional Non-Power

Nov. 16, 2016 Domestic political and economic problems have constrained the country’s influence over other Arab states.

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Trump and the Future of US Foreign Policy

Nov. 11, 2016 Will the new president change the U.S.’ trajectory?

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No Quick Fixes for South Korea’s Economic Woes

Nov. 3, 2016 The country’s export-driven economy is straining to adapt.

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The Battle for Mosul: Current Tactics, Future Fallout

Oct. 27, 2016 The Islamic State faces the possibility of losing its largest stronghold in Iraq.

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What to Expect from Brazil’s Economic Recovery

Oct. 20, 2016 The government is introducing reforms to attract investment.

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The Coming Crisis in South Asia

Oct. 13, 2016 Rising tensions in Kashmir mean the region can no longer be considered stable relative to the rest…

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The Future of Mexico’s Economy

Oct. 6, 2016 The country’s long-term outlook remains strong, though it is facing some challenges in the near term.

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The Causes of Germany’s Political and Social Divide

Sept. 29, 2016 The most important challenge for Berlin is the division between eastern and western Germany.

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The Balkans: Still the Powder Keg of Europe?

Sept. 22, 2016 As external powers jockey for influence, instability is still rife in the divided region.

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Afghanistan’s Unending Civil War

Sept. 15, 2016 Despite Western backing, the government has been unable to suppress the Taliban and gain control of the country.

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The World Before World War II Re-Emerges

Sept. 8, 2016 Instability runs rampant across the Eurasian landmass today at a level unseen since the years leading up…

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The Sources of Unrest in Ethiopia

Sept. 1, 2016 The instability is rooted in internal divisions that the government has failed to address.

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Germany and Turkey’s Quiet Alliance

Aug. 25, 2016 Though Berlin and Ankara’s relationship is often contentious, they know they need each other.

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A Status Check on the War in Syria

Aug. 18, 2016 With so many reports circulating, we take a step back to get the whole picture and see what’s…

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Putin’s Strategy to Maintain Power

Aug. 11, 2016 The president needs to fix the economy to ensure support from the Russian people.

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The NAFTA Debate

Aug. 4, 2016 Those for and against free trade are often motivated by political agendas.

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NGOs and the Fallacy of Civil Society

July 28, 2016 Though called “non-governmental,” NGOs often receive significant government funding and may pursue political agendas.

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Turkey’s Geopolitical Imperatives

July 21, 2016 Ankara appears in disarray, but the attempted coup is unlikely to prevent it from taking the necessary steps…

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American Exposure to the European Financial Crisis

July 14, 2016 While the U.S. at first seems fairly shielded from the Continent’s banking problems, a deeper look reveals substantial…

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2016 Forecast Mid-Year Report Card

July 7, 2016 Six months into the year, we take a look at how our forecasts have held up so far.

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The Future of Europe After Brexit

June 29, 2016 The Continent is facing a new reality and a dysfunctional union.

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The Slow Unraveling of NATO

June 22, 2016 As NATO members’ interests disperse, the alliance’s relevance wanes.

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China’s Successors: The Manufacturing Migration

June 15, 2016 New countries are inheriting the role of the once-dominant basic manufacturing powerhouse.

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The Future of the Islamic State and Its Caliphate

June 8, 2016 The Islamic State is under pressure in Iraq and Syria, but its opponents also face great challenges.

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Brexit: Europe’s Reluctant Power Weighs Its Options

June 1, 2016 What will the referendum mean for Britain and the union?

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Germany’s Invisible Crisis

May 15, 2016 A downturn in the German economy would have ripple effects across Europe.

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