Geopolitical Weekly

The Caucasus Cauldron

Logic and regional dynamics point to a strong U.S. relationship with Azerbaijan.

The 30-Year War in Afghanistan

The U.S. obsession with Afghanistan, an on-again, off-again affair for 30 years, has entered a new phase in which the U.S. and allied militaries are directly carrying the war-fighting burden for the first time. Given the time frame grand strategy imposes, and given the capabilities of the Taliban, it is difficult to see how this strategy will work out, however.

Germany and Russia Move Closer

Germany's joint proposal with Russia for Russian-European security cooperation represents the beginning of significant changes.

The Limits of Public Opinion: Arabs, Israelis and the Strategic Balance

Recent Israeli actions with regard to the Gaza blockade have generated shifts in public opinion and diplomacy regionally and globally. The Israelis are calculating that these actions will not generate a long-term shift in the strategic posture of the Arab world.

Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion

The Israelis have given the organizers of a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza exactly what they hoped for: an incident that can be portrayed as an atrocity. This will have profound geopolitical implications for Israel.

Germany After the EU and the Russian Scenario

Though they might seem unrelated to the casual observer, the European economic crisis and the U.S. deployment of Patriot missiles to Poland in due course will intersect.

Germany, Greece and Exiting the Eurozone

Rumors of a reconstituted eurozone minus Greece or Germany are rampant these days in Europe, though whether such an option exists is doubtful.

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