Ten months in, the Taliban consolidates its rule while normal Afghans try to survive amid economic devastation.
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.
How is it that our advanced system of global trade and food production can still produce rampant hunger?
Recent fighting in the Galwan Valley marks the first time lives have been lost along the disputed China-India border since 1975.
Can the European Union bridge the gap between theoretical and actual power?
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.
Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?
Denmark’s regulatory foot-dragging on Nord Stream 2 could frustrate Russian attempts to isolate Ukraine on a new gas transit deal.
Another former Soviet republic is pushing for EU and NATO membership, stoking fears of another Ukraine crisis.
How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.