The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
The question about Europe now is not whether it can retain its current form, but how radically that form will change.
Is European unity built on sand?
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?
Europe rediscovers nationalism
| 16 January 2015 |
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.
Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.
Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.
Money to burn - and also to give?
That a billion people enjoyed New Year's Eve fireworks is not much comfort for tens of millions of refugees.
The top 5 events of 2014
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.
Inside the Russian bear
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.
Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.
What ails Europe?
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.
Civic trust and my friend José
The disappearance of 43 Mexican students reminds us that civic trust is a legacy we cannot take for granted.
The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.
25 years on, a united Germany mixes success and struggle
Contemporary Germany is legally united but psychologically still divided.
Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.
Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.
Dangers for export giants Germany and China
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.
Saving ourselves from Ebola
Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of 'threat' to West
Admirable Nobel decision unlikely to spur India-Pakistan peace
The history of the prize in galvanising peace between acrimonious countries is very discouraging.
Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk
The Turkish government is looking at Iraq and Syria in a way similar to its stance almost a century ago. .
Scotland’s “no” vote befits a melancholy nationalism
An expatriate British Scot's prediction has proved correct, though it cost him some angst.
Putin strides forward into the 19th Century
Vladimir Putin is not a new Stalin, but he does have the mindset of a Czar.
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