Waning Arab Gulf Geopolitics of Oil

The 21st century marks a departure from traditional geopolitics. Transnational movements, such as radical Islam, have pushed terrorism and now refugees on to the foreign policy agenda of many countries. Meanwhile industrial-ized countries increasingly blame domestic economic weakness on globalization. As a result, a nationalist backlash is gaining steam on issues related to security, trade,…

Venezuela Vote Provides a Democratic Sheen, But Country’s Crises Persist

Venezuela Vote Provides a Democratic Sheen, But Country’s Crises Persist INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: In the near term, the opposition victory in Venezuela’s legislative elections should bolster the Maduro government, which can now show off its democratic credentials and share some blame for the country’s problems. In the next two years, however, low oil prices will continue…