Maldives: A Domestic Crisis with Geopolitical Consequences?

cc Flickr, Dying Regime, modified,

A political crisis in Maldives is presenting possible inroads for China’s ‘string of pearls’ strategy in the Indian Ocean.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

USArmy, cc Flickr The U.S. Army, modified,

President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

Better Late than Never: China the Peacemaker on North Korea?

XiJP2, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified,

China has pivoted toward rapprochement with South Korea. Is this a prelude to a more proactive stance on the crisis on the Korean Peninsula?

Four Empires on the Rise, Part Two

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In part two of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part One

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In part one of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Interview: Rudo Sanyanga on Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam, Water Conflicts

Sunset over the River Nile, cc Flickr Michael Gwyther-Jones, modified, sits down with Rudo Sanyanga of the International Rivers Africa Program to discuss the geopolitical impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam and other water conflicts on the continent.

The Geopolitical Legacy of the Most Embittered US Election on Record

trump2, cc Flickr Michael Vadon, modified,

Whoever wins the US presidential race on Tuesday, the political process in the United States loses.

Interview: Dr. Parag Khanna on US Foreign Policy, Mideast Geopolitics, and Globalization

KENYA, Mombasa: Photograph taken by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT) 31 July shows a general view of containers inside Mombasa Port on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. MANDATORY CREDIT: MEAACT PHOTO / STUART PRICE. sits down with Dr. Parag Khanna to discuss US foreign policy and the future of globalization.

How the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Explains Turkey-US Relations

Turkey President Erdogan waves.

Do recent shifts in Turkey-US relations vindicate Samuel Huntington’s controversial thesis of a clash of civilizations?

US Election 2016: Geopolitical Cheat Sheet

Trump2014, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

In the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election, is examining the competing platforms and gauging their geopolitical impact in terms of bilateral relations, free trade, security issues, and political risk.

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