By all accounts 2017 has been a year to remember — or forget, depending on your levels of optimism.… Read More Geopolitical Events: 2017 in Review
by Natasha Hunt Politicians, as we are all aware, are skilled at manipulating policy and promise to appeal to national interest as well as serve their own success. This is nothing new. Trump, however, is not a politician and has neither deftly nor adeptly concealed his utter recklessness in his latest blunder: breaking all precedent… Read More Death of a Mediator
by Stephanie Stockwell and Matthew Kriner The Trump administration recently outlined their decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In the wake of this announcement we have seen a rush of questions regarding the details, timeline, and importance of this decision. In response, we at Geopolitalk have put together this structured… Read More The Jerusalem Decision Q&A
By capitalizing on civil strife and fractured societies, ISIS’ expansion into Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan, leaves little doubt that the prospects for the group’s long-term viability have increased. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now established enclaves in Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan, and the expansions seem permanent. ISIS’ appearance as a viable contender… Read More Why the Islamic State’s expansion matters
Thursday marked five years since Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted from power in what has come to be known as the Jasmine Revolution. A well-waged campaign of civil resistance, sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, ultimately led to the upending of Ben Ali’s autocracy and ignited a series of protests… Read More Startup Region: Leveraging the Youth Bulge to Transform the Arab World
At first, one would expect a surge in attacks on American soil would be the culprit, but the reality is that America is enjoying a period of relative safety from global terrorist organizations like al Qaeda. So what is it that’s driving Americans to perceive their world as MORE dangerous, particularly when so many favorably view the Administration’s ability to stop terrorist attacks?… Read More Americans Think Terrorists Are Winning. They’re Not.