Building on the Good News from Asia

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by John Feffer There’s been precious little good news from Asia these days. Washington and Pyongyang continue to trade threats of war. Right-wing nationalist Shinzo Abe won reelection as prime minister in Japan last month. Major storms have hammered several… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Geopolitical Predicament and Its Consequences

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by Shireen Hunter   For some time now, most Middle East states and a good number of Western countries have portrayed Iran as the main cause of problems in the Middle East and parts of South Asia. Iran emerges from… Continue Reading  

What is Eurasianism?

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by Graham E. Fuller You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action… Continue Reading  

Broader Geopolitical Implications of Iranian Nuclear Accord

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by Mark N. Katz Now that an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue has been reached, attention is turning to how it will affect Israel and the Gulf Arabs. The accord, though, also has implications for the broader geopolitical competition… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Great Game and Why It’s Failing

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by Alfred McCoy For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to ignore the basics of geopolitics that have shaped the fate… Continue Reading