In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
The Trump administration has set a new national policy: energy dominance. But can the US really dominate other countries through fossil fuel exports?
The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
Before World War I, petroleum had few practical uses, but it emerged from the war as a strategic global asset necessary for national stability and security.
Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
The One Belt One Road programme is much more than just a freight line to new customers in the West.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
Populists now run the United States, Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines — as well as many Latin American and African nations. What does this mean for the world?
Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
In the heat of the moment, there can be a temptation to overstate the importance of events. But Trump’s election marks the end of an era. Asia’s international politics have entered uncharted waters.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
Think the Cold War is over? It may be, but its effects still cast a long shadow over society.
Competition can be a force for positive change. But in its current form, it's setting universities back rather than moving them forward.
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
Geopolitics – from the US to Syria to Iran – are at the heart of Saudi Arabia and Russia's decision to freeze oil production at January levels.
For the past two centuries, Australia got many of the big calls on global engagement right. In our third century, there are worrying signs that we have not fully grasped what the rise of Asia means.
The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.
For the first time, Australians can vote for this year's Eurovision winner. But it's as much a political battlefield as a song contest -- so hopefully the Russians have forgotten the “shirtfront”.