international relations

Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet – here’s why

Andrew Linn | 24 November 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: central planning, international relations, linguistics

When cyber gets physical: why we need the NSA

Jeffrey Pawlick | 27 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: cybersecurity, international relations

Beyond the post-Cold War world

George Friedman | 03 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, international relations
While the US has made many mistakes, a fragmented Europe and a weaker China mean that the US will be more powerful -- since power is relative.

Financial markets, politics and the new reality

George Friedman | 09 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, European Union, Germany, international relations
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.

Will France take a new strategic direction under Hollande?

George Friedman | 16 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: France, international relations
Will the new French president end up playing the Gaullist hand?

2012, the next upheaval

Martin Shaw | 05 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: international relations
Governments and popular movements will be grappling with the explosive cocktail of global governance, austerity and democracy.

From the trumpeter, an uncertain sound

Godfrey Hodgson | 25 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: American politics, international relations
A faded president, discredited rivals, and a dysfunctional political system spell trouble for the United States - at home and in the world.

Love and nationality

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, international relations, marriage
There can be few extended families today where someone has not married a spouse of a different nationality. In a globalised world, where people go abroad to study, find work, take holidays or to settle, international marriages are increasingly common and are drawing countries closer together.

Time for a new destiny?

Godfrey Hodgson | 16 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: international relations, United States
The United States is caught in the gap between a potent domestic sense of historical mission and a shifting global political reality.

The Rwandan genocide: a revisionist history

Martin Shaw | 21 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: genocide, international relations, Rwanda
Truth and justice are not served by anti-western narratives treating Tutsis as 'unworthy victims'.

When China Rules the World

Constance Kong | 05 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, international relations
Perhaps, but not before its poverty and corruption disappear and who knows how many decades that will take?

The clash over core American values

Godfrey Hodgson | 27 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: American politics, international relations, morality
The great contest of the United States in 2010 is about the moral nature of American society.

Busting the myth of sanctions

George Friedman | 24 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: international relations, sanctions, Stratfor
Imposing sanctions is a strategy that rarely works in international relations, except as a public relations stunt. 

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