Category Archives: Geostrategic Issues

capital trader — not good enough?

Can a country remain a superpower if it is a capital trader but not a manufacturer? Why or why not?

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roles of instruments of national power

Which nations will best synergize the military, economic, diplomatic, and other instruments of national power within the next decade?

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feudalism — a rite of passage?

Feudalism is discussed at length in Inayatullah’s article.   Is feudalism a common stage in a nation’s (people’s) development? What is the geostrategic impact of feudalism and neo-feudalism?  (Also see Halal article on global maturity.) Related question: what is the next … Continue reading

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a dominant nation or alliance in Africa?

Excluding Antarctica, Africa is the only continent that (in the views of some, such as noted geographer Hans Blij) lacks a single dominant nation or alliance. Do you foresee a dominant nation or alliance emerging in Africa by 2015?

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Will superpowers exist in 2018?

Tsereteli’s article refers to the US as the sole superpower. Conversely, the scenario presented in Aguilar-Millan’s article illustrates a plausible next “act” or “scene” in a drama that pervades human history – that superpowers come and go.  In what ways … Continue reading

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