This Week in Geopolitics, April 2017

The Collapse of the Left

April 24, 2017

Before we begin…

The Geopolitics of Nuclear Weapons

April 17, 2017

President Trump has reversed his stance on a number of foreign policy issues, including NATO, Russia, and China. This leaves citizens in the United States and worldwide more unsure than ever of what to expect from the coming months and years.

Major Choke Points in the Persian Gulf and East Asia

April 10, 2017

The flow of international trade has always been subject to geopolitical risk and conflicts. At all stages of the supply chain, trade inherently faces challenges posed by the geopolitical realities along a given route.

Trump and Xi Take Center Stage

April 3, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet April 6–7 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Most meetings between world leaders are relatively unimportant. This meeting is an exception, not because of whatever agreements or statements will emerge, but because of what it reveals about the current needs of the political administration of the world’s two largest economies.