The Middle East Changes Shape

The Middle East Changes Shape

by Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro June 10, 2017 Geopolitics often unfolds slowly, based as it is on broad, impersonal forces that develop over long spans of time. There are periods, however, when these forces reach a critical stage, and a flurry of important...
Academic vs. Capitalist Science

Academic vs. Capitalist Science

by Patrick Cox June 6, 2017 Until this year, April 22 was celebrated by many as Earth Day. The focus of Earth Day events was support for environmental protection, particularly climate accords. The image of Earth Day has been compared to a renaissance fair, complete...
70 Years Since the Marshall Plan

70 Years Since the Marshall Plan

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro June 5, 2017 Seventy years ago on June 5, US Secretary of State George Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University. Few speeches in modern times have had as much geopolitical consequence. In just eight paragraphs, Marshall made...
Space News Roundup – June 5, 2017

Space News Roundup – June 5, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council June 5, 2017 Is “Fast Space” Fast Enough? A recent Air University report recommends that the Air Force partner with industry to develop new, low-cost reusable launch vehicles. Jeff Foust reports on how effective...
How Africa Got Left Behind

How Africa Got Left Behind

by Marian L. Tupy June 2, 2017 Robert Colvile’s excellent article on Prince Charles’s misunderstanding of the causes of African poverty provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at Africa’s economic history. African poverty was not caused by colonialism,...