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A view of the ruined city of Petra in southwest Jordan, founded in the 4th century B.C. (EMILY HAWTHORNE/Stratfor)

The Strangely Stable Kingdom of Jordan

On the 17th anniversary of King Abdullah II's coronation, we reflect on the quixotic survival of a nation with few assets in a region in crisis. Read more…

At a military review in New Delhi, Indian armored forces parade T-90M Bhishma main battle tanks, designed for export by Russian tank producer Uralvagonzavod. (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

How Losing India's Business Could Ruin Russia's Defense Industry

Russia, already facing economic headwinds at home, is rapidly losing market share in India's lucrative arms market. Read more…

The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar

The history of calendrical reform has been shaped by the egos of emperors, disputes among churches, the insights of astronomers and mathematicians, and immutable geopolitical realities. Read more…