Geopolitics helps us understand world events as a product of strategic alliances and raw grievances, of geographical luck or misfortune. Explore below to learn why global actors behave the way they do, and get the tools concerned citizens and investors need in order to make informed decisions in today’s world.

Against the US, Pakistan Stands Its Ground
It’s no secret the United States and Pakistan have a troubled relationship. And it’s no secret why this is so: The events of Sept. 11, 2001, brought the U.S. military to Pakistan’s doorstep, in Afghanistan, where the Taliban had harbored some of the militants responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
The East-West Divide in the EU Is Reaching a Critical Point
The divide between Eastern/Central and Western nations in the European Union is growing. Eastern nations joined the EU with the hope to foster national identity and freedom. Meanwhile, Brussels pushes for deeper integration and oversight to hold the union together. How long will this tension last?