The EU is debating legislation that would freeze funding for member states that are backsliding on democratic norms. But will it come at the cost of widening the bloc’s internal divisions?
The Kurdish issue is blocking the road out of Syria for the US government, and finding a resolution will be anything but easy.
Both sides risk losing their international backers in 2019. Will it make a difference on the battlefield?
Neither the major powerbrokers nor the peripheral member-states will succeed in pushing through much-needed reforms in 2019.
The United Kingdom often scuttled attempts at greater EU integration on security matters, but the prospect of an EU Army will remain daunting after Brexit.
Trump has gained a kindred spirit in South America.
Unity among the BRICS countries will continue to be thwarted by longstanding geopolitical disputes.
Anything is possible when Belarus’ long-serving president steps aside, including a repeat of the Ukraine crisis.
The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.
Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.