China’s fragile political evolution
An anti-corruption campaign signals a struggle between competing models of the future.
Lee Kuan Yew, pragmatist
Singaporeans have paid a high price for economic success.
There’s one obvious remedy for China’s market in stolen babies
The government should abandon its one-child policy. Completely.
The paradox of America’s electoral reform
The ferment of constant change, reform and renewal is both a virtue and vice of the US system.
The real issue is the reconfiguration of a region the United States cannot subdue and cannot leave.
The intersection of three crises
Greece, Ukraine and Iran bring the United States back to Eurasia.
Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia
The worst case scenario is a descent into a vicious ethnic war.
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.
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