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The Enduring Nature of Geopolitical Spheres of Influence

Acknowledging that spheres of influence exist is but one hurdle to clear. Grappling with overlapping spheres is quite another matter.

Russia Again Allegedly Targets Czech Republic Critics

The Czech Republic has a long history of dealing with Russian aggression, but this recent plot truly demonstrates just how far Russia will go to punish the slightest perceived transgression.

Dealing with Unsubstantiated Rumors from North Korea

While it is important to monitor the situation in North Korea, rushing to action based upon dubious or incomplete information is inadvisable.

Vladimir Putin: An Eternal President for Russia's Twilight

Russia's Constitutional Court in mid-March approved several constitutional measures that could allow current President Vladimir Putin to remain in office until 2036.

What Will Happen After The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic?

Whatever the timeline for returning to business as usual, there will be lingering economic issues.

Numerous Factors Contributed to the COVID-19 Pandemic

With practically the whole world facing an economic free-fall from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s natural to ask how this happened.

New US Counterintelligence Strategy Has 5 Objectives

Counterintelligence is a difficult endeavor in the best of times and the U.S. still has a long way to go to perfecting a comprehensive strategy.

Philippines' Duterte and a Precarious Political Strategy

The U.S. has demonstrated its willingness to assist the Philippines. However, Duterte wants to have assistance from Washington only when it suits him.

Turkish-Russian Relations Are Again Nearing a Breakpoint

Turkey and Russia: Although both nations are coexisting with a strained peace, the historic hostility between the two will once again come to the fore.

Viewing the Coronavirus Epidemic as a Black Swan Event

Referring to the recent coronavirus outbreak as a Black Swan event may be a bit premature. Admittedly, it may indeed turn out to be a Black Swan; however, the political or economic impact of the virus is not yet measurable.