Our Global Repressive Political Future

by Graham E. Fuller As one looks out over the global scene, the outlook for democratic societies appears increasingly dismal. (I’ll avoid a complex discussion here about definitions of “democratic,” simply to note the broad spectrum of democracies that exist,… Continue Reading  

Trump: Lurching towards a New Foreign Policy?

by Graham Fuller If the rise of strong new powers like China poses a challenge to the older US-dominated geopolitical order, what about about the converse? The challenge to the international order created by a declining and erratic great power… Continue Reading  

The Geopolitics of the Khashoggi Murder

by Graham E. Fuller The grisly details of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi security goons in their own consulate in Istanbul has riveted global attention like few other recent stories. Not surprisingly, the lurid descriptions of… Continue Reading  

Pakistan Elections—Maybe Good News for Pakistan, But Not for U.S.

by Graham E. Fuller A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and… Continue Reading  

Nukes: Intentions Matter More Than Weapons

by Graham E. Fuller  The fascinating, elaborately choreographed diplomatic pas de deux in Singapore between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un mesmerized the world over two days. Most pundits look at the (perhaps more than) half empty glass of water on the table. Indeed,… Continue Reading