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

Germany Emerges

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

Can Putin Survive?

By George Friedman There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he … More

Big Government Really Is Over

by Ralph Benko Crimea. Venice. Scotland. Quebec. Catalonia. Colorado. Crimea’s vote, a popular vote of no confidence in Kiev, to leave Ukraine (and rejoin … More

The Asian Status Quo

By Robert D. Kaplan and Matt Gertken Arguably the greatest book on political realism in the 20th century was University … More

Why so much anarchy?

By Robert D. Kaplan Twenty years ago, in February 1994, I published a lengthy cover story in The Atlantic Monthly, … More