Geopolitics

Changing Political and Economic Dynamics in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

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Ten months in, the Taliban consolidates its rule while normal Afghans try to survive amid economic devastation.

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.

Geopolitics and Food Shortages: COVID-19 and a Vulnerable Global Trade System

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How is it that our advanced system of global trade and food production can still produce rampant hunger?

Backgrounder: India-China Skirmishes in Galwan Valley

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Recent fighting in the Galwan Valley marks the first time lives have been lost along the disputed China-India border since 1975.

Dear Geopolitical European Commission: Crawl before You Run!

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Can the European Union bridge the gap between theoretical and actual power?

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 New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

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Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

Denmark Throws a Wrench into Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Plans

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Denmark’s regulatory foot-dragging on Nord Stream 2 could frustrate Russian attempts to isolate Ukraine on a new gas transit deal.

Is Another Russia-Georgia War Looming on the Horizon?

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Another former Soviet republic is pushing for EU and NATO membership, stoking fears of another Ukraine crisis.

Geopolitics and Conflict Potential in Central Asia and South Caucasus

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How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.

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