The Decline of America’s Major Urban Centers

America’s largest cities are in trouble.  And it seems that few understand exactly what’s going on.  Why are...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

The Art of Political Warfare

As great power confrontations intensify, China and the United States will use a wide range of offensive and defensive...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

America Responds to China’s Geopolitical Network

Every major geopolitical struggle has involved two opposing alliances of nations, as well as a set of nations that try...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

The West Confronts China

Much like World War II, the Sino-American Cold War has come upon us suddenly and unexpectedly.  While China’s role...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

Trust Busting the Internet Giants

published on: Jun 15, 2020

It is widely perceived that certain Silicon Valley companies have unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, or alter virtually any form...

Addressing the Coming Wave of State Insolvency

published on: Jun 15, 2020

In the midst of multi-faceted disruptions, states that have poorly managed their finances for decades are now facing insolvency.  What are their...

The Socio-Economic Crisis Behind the Second...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

As previously discussed in Trends, the American Dream is in trouble.  Long-simmering discontent among "those who have been left behind" has broken...

An Extraordinary Opportunity to Fix...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

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

China Pays the Price for Its “Criminal...

published on: Apr 15, 2020

China’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak appears responsible for hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths around the world, as well as...

The Sino-American Decoupling Process

published on: Mar 15, 2020

Until the Trump Administration confronted China in 2017, multiple U.S. administrations had fundamentally misread the pathway the People’s Republic...

Happy Days Are Here Again

published on: Feb 15, 2020

Most Americans are happier than they’ve been in decades.  However, some segments have gotten less happy over the past 20 years.  What’s driving...

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...

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