Stratfor: The Asian Status Quo

by Robert D. Kaplan and Matt Gerken Arguably the greatest book on political realism in the 20th century was University of Chicago Professor Hans J. Morgenthau’sĀ Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, published in 1948. In that seminal work, Morgenthau defines the status quo as “the maintenance of the distribution of power that …

Stratfor: Beyond the Post-Cold War World, Balancing Economic and Military Power

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor An era ended when the Soviet Union collapsed on Dec. 31, 1991. The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the Cold War period. The collapse of Europe framed that confrontation. After World War II, the Soviet and American armies occupied Europe. Both towered over …