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Decade Forecast: 2015-2025

The United States' role as the pre-eminent power will be the sole constant in a decade of political fragmentation, economic shifts and changes in regional power structures.

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Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

This is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events for the next week.

Japanese soldiers in a non-combat role escort civilians during Cobra Gold, a multinational training exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, Feb. 15. (PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Reconsiders Military Engagement Overseas

Now that Japan can undertake non-combat military activities overseas, it must also check its ambitions as its actions carry risks and costs.