Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco

The Geopolitical Implications of Israel’s West Bank Annexation Plan

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

A geopolitical reading suggests that annexation is only a matter of time.

Civil Unrest Engulfs the United States, Again

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A few takeaways from the protests currently sweeping the United States.

The Emerging Nexus of Strategic Intelligence, Geopolitics, and Finance

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In terms of intelligence-gathering, the lines between public and private are becoming increasingly blurred. So too are those separating geopolitics from the world of finance.

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?

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?

Soleimani Assassination to send Shockwaves through the Middle East and Beyond

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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.

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