Eurasia Group just started posting our favorite political risk articles of the week on Foreign Policy, which I’d like to share here as well. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections @EurasiaGroup or @IanBremmer. This is being reprinted from ForeignPolicy.com.
1. “Why the Reset Should Be Reset”
Thomas E. Graham and Dmitri Trenin, New York Times
In light of Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union address on Wednesday, a speech which signaled more of the same on the home front, it’s worth tracking the shifting dynamic between Russia and the United States. With relations deteriorating, is a grander “longer-term strategic framework” out of the question?
2. “For Better Planning, Watch Global Demographic Trends”
Joseph Chamie, Yale Global
In a world of economic uncertainty, some demographic trends hold predictive power. Here are seven of them.