The Turkish Enigma

By George Friedman In my “Net Assessment of the World,” I argued that four major segments of the European and … More

Beyond the Greek Impasse

By George Friedman The Greek situation — having perhaps outlived the term “crisis,” now that it has taken so long … More

Where does Rio go next?

By Solange Monteiro Rio de Janeiro city celebrates its 450th birthday this month amid questions about what permanent gifts the … More

Germany Emerges

By George Friedman German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by French President Francois Hollande, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on … More

Who is Rand Paul?

by Ralph Benko For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul … More

Terrorism as Theater

By Robert D. Kaplan The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much … More