An Extraordinary Opportunity to Fix...

After decades of gross mismanagement, government entities ranging from the City of Chicago to the State of California...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

China Pays the Price for Its “Criminal...

China’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak appears responsible for hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

The Sino-American Decoupling Process

Until the Trump Administration confronted China in 2017, multiple U.S. administrations had fundamentally misread the...

published on: Mar 15, 2020

Happy Days Are Here Again

Most Americans are happier than they’ve been in decades.  However, some segments have gotten less happy over the...

published on: Feb 15, 2020

Beyond the Administrative State

published on: Jan 15, 2020

The U.S. Constitution created three independent branches of government, each with exclusive powers within its constitutional domain.  Yet, Congress,...

Mobilizing for World War Zero

published on: Dec 15, 2019

The United States is already engaged in its “Second American Civil War,” pitting blue and red states against one another in a struggle to define...

California - The State of Conflict

published on: Nov 15, 2019

History shows that even global conflicts, tend to be decided at a few flashpoints; for instance, most of the major Civil War battles were fought in...

The Great American Political Chasm

published on: Nov 15, 2019

Not since the American Civil War have the people of the United States been so divided.  And just as with the crisis gripping the nation in the...

The Coming Battle for Arctic Resources

published on: Oct 15, 2019

From at least 1967 to 2016, the world's most contested region was the Middle East.  However, over the next several years, the competition between...

The Myth of Democratic Socialism

published on: Oct 15, 2019

Today, the global economy is dominated by capitalism” to a degree never before seen in human history.  In spite of, or perhaps because of this...

Space, The Final (Military) Frontier

published on: Sep 15, 2019

The Sino-American struggle for 21st-century dominance is complex involving a wide range of intertwined political, economic, and military threats and...

The New Reality of Sino-American Relations

published on: Sep 15, 2019

For the past 25 years, the United States has executed a strategy based on the idea that a combination of persistent engagement and prudent hedging...

Reexamining the Social Justice Imperative

published on: Aug 15, 2019

As highlighted in the July 2019 issue of Trends, the United States is undergoing a political realignment driven by the need to reestablish the...

The Sixth Realignment of America’s Political...

published on: Jul 15, 2019

Over the history of the United States, its political parties have been born, matured and died. That’s because the issues dividing the parties have...

Gaming the Sino-American Trade-War

published on: Jun 15, 2019

While developments in the Middle East, Korea and Europe get a lot of attention, the economic and geo-political struggle between the United States and...

Taiwan’s Crucial Role in America’s Pivot...

published on: Jun 15, 2019

Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy has focused on the Middle East and Central Asia, while we’ve largely ignored other concerns....

Implications of America’s 21st Century...

published on: May 15, 2019

For nearly 20 years, the Trends editors have been forecasting and tracking the clear and rapidly accelerating internal migration now upon us. ...

The Greens Face Growing Global Push-Back

published on: Apr 15, 2019

Even as the Trump administration exits international climate agreements, rolls back Obama-era regulations and works to sideline hostile forces at the...

The Cancer of Socialism Returns

published on: Apr 15, 2019

The evidence of history is unequivocal!  Capitalism works and socialism fails, everywhere, every time.  Yet, after nearly 30 years in remission,...

Coming Battles in America’s New Civil War

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The first major battle of what the Trends editors call the Second American Civil War, is behind us. The so-called Battle of SALT, was fought over the...

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