California - The State of Conflict

History shows that even global conflicts, tend to be decided at a few flashpoints; for instance, most of the major...

published on: Nov 15, 2019

The Great American Political Chasm

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

published on: Nov 15, 2019

The Coming Battle for Arctic Resources

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

published on: Oct 15, 2019

The Myth of Democratic Socialism

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

published on: Oct 15, 2019

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...

Competing for the Evolving American Electorate

published on: Mar 15, 2019

The sharp shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump caught most so-called “experts” by surprise.  Many pundits are shocked that center-left and...

The Opportunity and Threat of Marijuana...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

Annual global revenues for the legal marijuana industry may eventually rise to between $150-and-$500 billion, generating enormous tax revenues.  As...

The “Green New Deal” A “Serious”...

published on: Feb 15, 2019

The so-called “Green New Deal” is an aggressive embodiment of the progressive political agenda, harmonizing socialism, environmentalism, and...

Crisis for the Russian Bear

published on: Feb 15, 2019

Nearly thirty year ago, on November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.  Two yearsw later, on Dec 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist and the...

China Faces Tough Choices

published on: Feb 15, 2019

China and the United States are locked in a struggle for control of the 21st century.  Trade is at the heart of this struggle, but the conflict goes...

Strangling the Administrative State

published on: Jan 15, 2019

As previously documented in Trends, U.S. regulatory compliance costs totaled roughly $2 trillion annually as of year-end 2016.   That’s over 10%...

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