In part two of a three-part series on profound changes in the global system, STRATFOR considers whether China's economy will slow down due to its own internal imbalances or due to the U.S. decision to take a more mercantilist approach to international trade.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on March 23 against a backdrop of frayed U.S.-Israeli relations. The meeting marks a good occasion to consider two long-held misconceptions.
Washington's choices on Iran now appear to consist of a nuclear Iran or extended airstrikes on Iran with all their attendant consequences. There is a third choice, however: redefining the Iranian question.