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The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics

The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy July 31, 2012 BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN The American presidency is designed to disappoint. Each candidate must promise things that are beyond his power to deliver. No candidate could expect to be elected by emphasizing how little power the office actually has and how voters should therefore expect little […]

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Tom Barnett : Seven Reasons Why Obama’s Nuke-Free Utopia Won’t Work

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

May 14, 2009, 12:58 PM Seven Reasons Why Obama’s Nuke-Free Utopia Won’t Work The president wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Sounds like he’s fighting the good fight, but Esquire.com’s global-strategy expert argues that it’s absolutely the wrong one — a fight that might open globalization’s door to World War III. By Thomas […]

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George Friedman : Obama Enters the Great Game

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Obama Enters the Great Game January 19, 2009 By George Friedman U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in on Tuesday as president of the United States. Candidate Obama said much about what he would do as president; now we will see what President Obama actually does. The most important issue Obama will face will […]

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