International politics

Climate refugees, international terrorism, peace deals, and geopolitics galore—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of international relations.

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https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/08/26/the-coming-migration-out-of-sub-saharan-africa
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National Review
It could send millions to Europe.
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https://publications.iom.int/system/files/pdf/global_migration_indicators_2018.pdf
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Publications
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/recasting-east-west-dialogue
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Stratfor
The notion that the East measures success differently than the West is being challenged.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjS_b_j0Sw
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VisualPolitik EN
Iran is at the Edge of collapse and Trump’s sanctions will speed up this process. This means political unrest, protests against Hassan Rouhani government and...
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/united-states-china-industrial-espionage-arrest-yanjun-xu
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Stratfor
The circumstances surrounding the case are far from unique, but the United States' reaction is intended to be a warning to Beijing to moderate its aggressive behavior overseas.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/18/slovenia-adds-water-to-constitution-as-fundamental-right-for-all?CMP=twt_gu
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The Guardian
Parliament adopts amendment that declares country’s abundant clean supplies are ‘a public good managed by the state’ and ‘not a market commodity’
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/02/climate-change-to-cause-humid-heatwaves-that-will-kill-even-healthy-people
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The Guardian
If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds
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https://www.thebalance.com/top-economic-predictions-for-the-next-10-years-3305699
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The Balance
Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, rising health care costs, and other trends may affect the economy over the next several years.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1FmLNevw0
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VisualPolitik EN
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/3-golden-rules-geopolitical-risk-team-business-enterprise
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Stratfor
To enable strategic foresight and informed decision-making, more and more businesses are establishing in-house geopolitical risk teams. Here's how such a team can provide actionable insights.
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https://thediplomat.com/2018/07/the-us-navys-13-billion-supercarrier-inches-closer-to-combat-deployment/
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The Diplomat
The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier began a post-availability shakedown period on July 15.
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https://www.france24.com/en/20200328-france-issues-call-to-buy-french-as-coronavirus-erodes-single-market
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France24
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the Eurozone’s economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire issued a rallying cry to the nation’s supermarkets on 24 March: ‘Stock French pr…
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https://www.berkeleysquares.co.uk/2018/10/the-great-facade-of-foreign-aid/
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Berkeley Squares
Foreign aid from richer countries to poorer ones can remedy the crisis of poverty; however, there is a growing movement of economists that argue aid is actively encouraging poverty and decline. Are these claims founded in reality, or just protectionist myths?
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-railway-improve-attractiveness-central-asia
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Stratfor
The ambitious transport project, a long time in the making, will serve the interests of all parties involved by paving the way for a profitable, efficient transit corridor through the strategic region.
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https://www.euractiv.com/section/africa/news/mogherini-europe-and-africa-can-change-global-politics-in-a-revolutionary-way/
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Euractiv
A new model of collaboration between the EU and Africa can change today’s dangerous turn of international relations, which have moved from “win-win” solutions and are now based on “zero-sum” games, EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said.
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https://www.lucify.com/the-flow-towards-europe/
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Lucify
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https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-Nations-On-The-Brink-Of-Collapse.html
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Oil Price
The oil price collapse has caused an existential crisis for many oil nations that rely entirely on their crude revenues
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/why-europe-conflicted-over-immigration
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Stratfor
The influx of foreigners can forestall the economic problems that come with demographic decline, but it can also spark political conflict.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/biologists-approach-global-affairs
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Stratfor
The biologist's approach to answering questions is different from that of the political scientist, who typically stacks facts and premises in an orderly fashion that preferably feeds into a grand overarching theory. But the principle of Occam's razor -- a scientist favorite that argues for simpler theories being preferable to more complex ones -- only works in areas that are simple enough to be ex
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4HZ6fOEzVM
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Eventful Conferences
George Friedman, Geopolitical Forecaster & Strategist, and Founder & Chairman @ Geopolitical Futures Keynotes 'Best Practices for Oil & Gas' 2016 on "The Nex...
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/10/is-russia-using-journalists-as-weapons-does-it-matter/
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Arstechnica
What obligations does a journalist have when he knows he's being used by a "state actor"?