Category: Geopolitics

How China could use trade to force North Korea to play nice with the West

China can end the Korean nuclear crisis with considerable economic leverage and a security apparatus to contain any unforeseen consequence. Until recently, Beijing was seemingly wary of engaging itself further in a potentially disastrous and...

Is Energy ‘Dominance’ the Right Goal for U.S. Policy?

“American Energy Dominance” and U.S. Foreign Policy In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: “American energy dominance.” Taking a...

Mid-2017 Global Geopolitical Forecast

A U.S. in Retreat Will Lead to Increased Unilateral Action by Allies Under the administration of Donald Trump, the United States has been attempting to rebalance its priorities, giving the appearance that it is stepping...

In Mexico, a firebrand leftist provokes the powers that be – including Donald Trump

With its 17 million people, Mexico State, which encompasses the outer suburbs of sprawling Mexico City, tends to have an impact in national elections that goes far beyond its borders. The behemoth central state, which...

Populism is still a threat to Europe — here’s how to contain it

Has the populist tide sweeping Europe crested? Six months ago, many European leaders worried that the wave of popular discontent that led to the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and propelled Donald Trump into...