Dear reader, The world can be understood. This may seem obvious to the serial consumer of news, but for the wrong reasons. For the careful observer, the…
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Technological advances strengthen Russia’s artillery-centric army and shrink the threat of a rout from the air by NATO. Russia is poised to change…
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French leaders built the country into a global nuclear powerhouse to bolster French sovereignty. After years of stagnation, Emmanuel Macron plans to…
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Putin’s reformist defense ministers have used Marshal Ogarkov’s theories to build a more agile military able to counter NATO air supremacy, showing that…
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For decades, George Soros has implemented and shared a unique philosophy. But left without an aligned successor, his empire will be subsumed by more…
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China’s President took power by winning at factional politics. Now, he can optimize his successor for skill, not standing.
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Recent shocks in the defense supply chain have shown a surprisingly functional system that nevertheless can’t adapt quickly or forecast its own…
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As rich countries enter demographic decline, China is uniquely determined to maintain growth through robotics and automation. After initial success, the…
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Further betting on its natural resources-based economy, Russia is investing in Arctic infrastructure and development that will ultimately lead to…
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The Wallenbergs are both the benefactors and beneficiaries of Sweden’s political economy. Five generations in, they demonstrate the viability of…
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Despite nominal neutrality and pacifist branding, Sweden is one of the world’s largest arms exporters. The country’s defense industry is seeking to…
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The Kochs financed an intellectual landscape to legitimize their political ideology, but deploying it in electoral politics has created unintended…
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