Geopolitical Weekly

9/11 and the Successful War

The first mission of the war that followed 9/11 was to prevent any further attacks. That mission was accomplished.

Libya: A Premature Victory Celebration

Moammar Gadhafi appears to be on his way to defeat but he is not there yet, and the ability of his enemies to govern Libya is doubtful.

Israeli-Arab Crisis Approaching

An approaching U.N. General Assembly vote on Palestinian statehood could be a motivating factor behind Hamas' (among other groups') strategic intent to create a crisis between Egypt and Israel.

Re-Examining the Arab Spring

If the assumptions on the Arab Spring of this past January and February prove insufficient or even wrong, then there will be regional and global consequences.

Germany's Choice: Part 2

For Germany, neither option was pleasant: Write off the possibility of Europe becoming a great power or underwrite two trillion euros of government debt. Germany has now decided.

The U.S.-Saudi Dilemma: Iran's Reshaping of Persian Gulf Politics

A competition between the United States and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal with Iran has put Iran in a strong short-term regional position. The Iranians are in a race against time, however, to cement this advantage before Turkey assumes its dominant role on the regional stage.

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Ukraine Needs More Money

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Yemen's Looming Water Crisis

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