On Geopolitics

A Simple Tool for Understanding the Trump Presidency

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Nov 15, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Geopolitics Foreign Policy President Donald Trump
The beauty of a map that highlights topography over political borders is that it doesn't leave much room for polemical debate.
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Rather than focusing on what should happen, perhaps we would do better to turn our attention to what will happen. And in this, geopolitics can come in handy. It is a deceptively simple tool, one that won't bury you in academic pretension or require a fancy algorithm to model. But its simplicity doesn't make it any less powerful....

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