Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco

Belarus Crisis: The Geopolitical Stakes for the Major Powers

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The Belarus crisis is mainly the result of domestic political tensions. But paradoxically, this is an internal issue that carries a profound international dimension as well.

Geopolitical Impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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The advances of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution won’t usher in a techno-utopia. Instead, they will alter – and perhaps even intensify – the geopolitical competition the world is all too familiar with.

The Geopolitical Implications of Israel’s West Bank Annexation Plan

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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

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What will the global financial system of 2060 look like?

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

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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’?

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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

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

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