Fake $100 bills show up in Asia

North Korea might be at it again in turning out fake $ 100 bills. A report in a British newspaper, the Daily Mail, caught my eye this morning. The notes in question are old series with fewer anti-counterfeiting devices in them. That probably means Americans should adopt an attitude toward cash that is already common […]

Trump’s Asia Strategy, Goals and Realities

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Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

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Trump’s Indecision about North Korea May Cost Him Allies in Asia Pacific

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If America exits the Paris Accord, climate risks will intensify for emerging Asia

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The Islamic State Jihadi Pivot to Asia

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Brexit, Germany and Asia

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4 Maps That Signal Central Asia Is at Risk of War

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN : Central Asia is crumbling. The speed and extent of this leans in part on political and economic shifts in Russia, China, Afghanistan, and more. Geography is the main reason outside forces are shaping the growth of Central Asia. Always trapped between major powers such as Russia and China, Central Asia is […]

2 Choke Points That Threaten Oil Trade Between Persian Gulf And East Asia

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN : The flow of international trade has always been subject to geopolitical risk and conflicts. At all stages of the supply chain, trade inherently faces challenges posed by the geopolitical realities along a given route. Some routes are more perilous and harder to navigate than others. One such trade route is the […]

Desperate Saudi Arabia Turns to Asia for Investment

BY XANDER SNYDER : King Salman of Saudi Arabia visited Malaysia on February 26. It was the first trip to the country for a Saudi monarch in over a decade. In his tour through Asia, visits also included Brunei, Japan, China, and Indonesia. Jakarta has not received a formal Saudi visitation in nearly five decades. […]

The Leading Power In East Asia Will Be Japan—Not China

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN AND JACOB L. SHAPIRO : By 2040, Japan will rise as East Asia’s leading power. This is one of our most controversial forecasts at Geopolitical Futures. Our readers know that GPF is bearish on China. And while some may disagree on that point, they usually see that the reasoning is sound. China will face serious […]