Neither Turkey nor the United States will panic if Aleppo falls. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, might.
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.
The absence of a Sunni supremacist state helps us understand where the violence is coming from.
The United Kingdom has historically had the luxury of being semi-detached from Europe. Not anymore.
Today’s challenges are too big for any one nation state to tackle. Europe in particular needs to work together.
Let’s not forget the Islamic State is in the process of being defeated and gay rights are making great strides.
The Republican’s ideas for reducing America’s debt and reorienting its foreign policy are geopolitical madness.
America, coming out of World War II less scathed than most, was able to drag its feet on changing gender roles.
Closer relations with the United States help Vietnam balance against China and promote its trade.
Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory helps us understand why states behave the way they do.
Urbanization will make governing much more complicated, but potentially better if done right.
Saudi rulers have a lot of history and tradition to overcome if they are to save the kingdom from itself.
A war against the Islamic State in Libya may give Russia’s leader just the sort of quick victory he seeks.