2016 was a good year for authoritarians and delivered blow after blow to liberal democracy.
Sometimes understanding why some country is blowing up another, or why it's blowing itself up, is hard. Not a lot of people make that easier. Geopolitics Made Super aims to break down foreign policy and make it more fun or, failing that, to at least make you get why one nation does something that makes you so, so mad.
Geopolitics shape events, not the other way around. The assassination does not upset Russo-Turkish relations.
Now comes the time for battle against the remaining jihadists, coupled with Turkey’s war against the Kurds.
If Donald Trump pushes China too far on Taiwan, its leaders may feel they have no choice but to respond.
The Cuban leader’s main geopolitical accomplishment was keeping the island free from American domination.
What little we know about the president-elect’s plans for the region does not inspire much confidence.
Donald Trump can undermine America’s influence, but he cannot repeal the things that make it a superpower.
America did not change. It was manipulated by a minority that seeks a return to autarky and America First.
People have historically looked to “big men” for leadership. Institutions exist to rein them in.
The Iranians, Russians, Saudis and Turks are all jockeying for influence in Iraq while America looks on wearily.
The war in Yemen has three dimensions, only one of which directly affects the United States.
Russia is a great power again in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Where does it go from here?