This week’s article comes from my friend George Friedman, founder of the intelligence company STRATFOR. In this stop on his trip through the Black Sea Basin, he explores Ukraine, a borderland that separates Europe and Russia.
Imagine your nation torn between two completely unique languages, cultures, political systems - between East and West. I've always considered Texas a borderland, so I relate to a home that stands between two different worlds. With a geopolitical eye, the article methodically analyzes the history, current events and catalysts for options Ukrainians have about their nation now. Yet George also lends a personal touch as his family hails from this tumultuous region. This is a longer, but very pleasurable read. You’ll get your dose of geopolitics while enjoying George’s mosaic writing style.
I encourage you to join STRATFOR's << free email list here>> to follow him through the rest of his trip.
John Mauldin, Editor
Outside the Box
Geopolitical Journey, Part VI: Ukraine
Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a series of special reports that Dr. Friedman will write over the next few weeks…