Oct. 20, 2017 Beneath the promises of a bright future was a subtle admission of the country’s weaknesses and the potential…
Oct. 18, 2017 Diverse interests and regional divides threaten to destabilize the country.
Oct. 11, 2017 Restraint in public life is not a foundation of civilization. It is civilization.
Oct. 4, 2017 If ideas must be pursued at all costs, then anything standing in their way must be crushed.
Sept. 27, 2017 Warsaw is reluctant to give up its hard-won sovereignty to the European Union.
Sept. 20, 2017 The president’s need to expand his support base took him down a path many didn’t expect.
Sept. 13, 2017 The country has been able to withstand differences that would tear other countries apart.
Sept. 6, 2017 Poland is changing Europe whether Brussels approves or not.
Aug. 30, 2017 Only some natural disasters can change the behavior of nations. Harvey may be one such disaster.
Aug. 23, 2017 The attacks in Spain are geopolitically important for the context in which they occurred.
Aug. 16, 2017 Midway closed the door on any hope of Japanese victory, but Guadalcanal locked it.
Aug. 9, 2017 North Korea exposes itself to more risk by obtaining nuclear weapons, but it increases its leverage by being…
Aug. 2, 2017 It’s hard to build a national policy on the assumption that these weapons moderate the depraved.
July 26, 2017 Whatever the intent of the propaganda and the hacks, the Russians are back where they started.
July 19, 2017 The appearance of weakness might be Moscow’s biggest threat.
July 5, 2017 The U.S. and Poland have similar interests, particularly when it comes to Russia.
June 28, 2017 Japan has a remarkable ability to transform itself without social upheaval.
June 21, 2017 In Britain, Theresa May failed to understand that leadership is more important than management.
June 14, 2017 The U.S. convinced Arab governments to work together against jihadism. Now it needs to focus them.
June 7, 2017 Japan’s defeat at Midway was a freak, and that freak created the world we live in.
May 31, 2017 The U.S. vision to contain Russia through NATO is inadvertently pulling Europe apart.
May 24, 2017 A handful of battles from 1942 to 1943 redefined the global order as we knew it.
May 17, 2017 Trump brings unpredictability to his talks with Middle East leaders, but some things we already know.
May 10, 2017 Secret diplomacy works best when it’s done quietly.
May 3, 2017 Beyond expertise, waging war requires wisdom.
April 26, 2017 The U.S. appears to be on the cusp of a cyclical recession.
April 19, 2017 None of the options, apart from de-escalation, are attractive.
April 12, 2017 A strategy toward the Middle East requires more than short-term tactical moves.
April 5, 2017 A shift is emerging in Eastern Europe.
March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.
March 22, 2017 Both ends of the Continent’s periphery are shifting away from the core.
March 15, 2017 It does in fact exist, but not how you think.
March 8, 2017 The regime appeared to be bluffing about nuclear weapons, but has that changed?
March 1, 2017 Tension between nationalism and liberal democracy is not what is haunting us today.
Feb. 22, 2017 NATO’s mission has shifted, but are its members willing to meet the new challenges?
Feb. 15, 2017 The idea that expertise ought to guide our political life is at odds with the principle of national…
Feb. 8, 2017 Washington must choose sides.
Feb. 1, 2017 As long as illegal immigration is permitted, the foundations of American culture are at risk.
Jan. 25, 2017 The president has said he will eradicate IS, but how might this happen?
Jan. 18, 2017 The president-elect has pointed out a reality many choose to ignore.
Jan. 11, 2017 What makes a president great isn’t what you think.
Jan. 4, 2017 The expectation of anonymity online has become extreme.
Dec. 28, 2016 Russia’s recent military adventures have mostly aimed to create an illusion of strength.
Dec. 21, 2016 Israelis have benefited from not being a main focus in the Middle East.
Dec. 16, 2016 The president-elect’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls.
Dec. 7, 2016 It has become rare for top military officers to stand up to their civilian leaders.
Nov. 30, 2016 A new political dichotomy is replacing the old left vs. right divide.
Nov. 17, 2016 Winning the war leads to the inevitable problem of running the country.
Nov. 9, 2016 His victory proves he – and the class of voters who elected him – cannot be overlooked.
Nov. 1, 2016 U.S. history has left Americans unsettled even in prosperous times.
Oct. 25, 2016 Russia’s appearance of strength is eroding.
Oct. 18, 2016 The candidate has not shifted her strategy to respond to the changing reality in the international system.
Oct. 11, 2016 A look back at past turbulent times reveals the U.S. has seen elections like this before.
Oct. 4, 2016 Moscow’s ability to back up its rhetoric is questionable.
By Jacob Shapiro
Understanding Geopolitics Starts Here.