Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco

The New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

Peace in our time, cc Flickr Segunda Guerra Mundial, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

The Future of the Global Monetary Order

USD, cc Flickr Mike, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

What will the global financial system of 2060 look like?

Soleimani Assassination to send Shockwaves through the Middle East and Beyond

cc Erfan Kouchari, modified, Tansim news agency, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Major_General_Qassem_Soleimani_at_the_International_Day_of_Mosque_(2).jpg

Though the assassination will further destabilize the region, a large-scale conventional conflict remains unlikely.

The Dawn of the Age of ‘Astropolitics’?

Astropolitics, cc NOAA Photo Library, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The likelihood of space-based competition and warfare is increasing as we progress through the 21st century.

Brexit as a Renewal of Britain’s Geopolitical Cycle

Painting of Spanish Armada, modified, public domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Armada#/media/File:Invincible_Armada.jpg

Far from a historical exception, Brexit is in keeping with the United Kingdom’s long-term geopolitical interests.

A Geopolitical Reading of the Chile Crisis

Santiago student protests in 2012, modified, Flickr, C64-92, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Though there are no obvious signs of foreign meddling in the Chile crisis, the presence of historical precedent and vested regional interests should not preclude the possibility.

Rethinking New Zealand’s Grand Strategy

NZNavy, cc Flickr Phillip Capper, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The geopolitical environment is changing, and New Zealand’s grand strategy must change with it.

Greenland and the Arctic ‘Great Game’

CC Thomas Leth-Olsen, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The blunt manner of President Trump’s pitch to buy Greenland might have been ridiculous, but the geopolitical rationale behind it certainly isn’t.

China Prepares to Launch Its Own Digital Currency

CNYGreatwall, cc Flickr g0d4ather, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Beijing is warming to the use of cryptocurrencies – but only on its own terms.

Mercenaries and the Wagner Group: What’s Old Is New Again

The Swiss Guard defends the royal family during the French Revolution in La Prise des Tuileries (10 août 1792), https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tuileries_Henri_Motte.jpg, public domain

Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit is an effective mix of old and new.

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