Geopolitical Weekly

NATO's Lack of a Strategic Concept

An upcoming meeting where NATO heads of state will approve a new "Strategic Concept" highlights the lack of a shared strategic vision among the group's members. (With STRATFOR maps)

Pakistan and the U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

The United States needs cover for turning a retreat into a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan — something Pakistan is in a position to provide.

A Change of Course in Cuba and Venezuela?

For most of the past decade, Cuba and Venezuela have found themselves in a unique position. Both now have adversarial relationships with the United States, and both lack strong allies to help them fend off the United States.

9/11 and the 9-Year War

What happened on Sept. 11, 2001, was an act of terrorism that was allowed to redefine U.S. grand strategy.

Rethinking American Options on Iran

Paradoxically, another round of war talk could be intended to convince the Iranians that war is distant and to cover up U.S.-Israeli preparations.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Again

The United States is both a major Palestinian National Authority funder and the most significant Israeli ally, and neither side is in a position to resist the call to talk. And so the talks begin.

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