John P. Ruehl

John P. Ruehl is an Australian-American journalist living in Washington, D.C. He is a contributing editor to Strategic Policy and a contributor to several other foreign affairs publications. He is currently finishing a book on Russia to be published in 2022.

Breaking Europe’s Hold on Soccer

How Countries Prepare for Population Growth and Decline

Private Military Companies Continue to Expand in Africa

A Brief Neocolonial History of the Five UN Security Council Permanent Members

Where Are the World’s Water Stresses?

Conflict, Migration and Demography in Russia and Its Border Regions

Taiwan’s Quest to Upgrade Its Battle Readiness Continues to Evolve

The Taliban and the Islamic State Continue to Fight for Control of Afghanistan’s Future

Understanding the Controversy About and Legality of ‘Overseas Police Stations’

How the War in Ukraine is Shaking up the Global Arms Industry

Why Ukraine is Increasingly a Nuclear Headache for World Powers

Why China’s Actions Toward Ukraine and Russia Could Shape the Course of Future Geopolitics

Why Sabotage is a Growing Form of Warfare in Ukraine

How Complicit Governments Support the Drug Trade

Why a Small City in Ukraine Is a Focal Point in the War

How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

How Organized Crime Plays a Key Role in the Ukrainian Conflict

How Russia is Countering the West’s Economic Sanctions

Chinese Geopolitical Inroads Into Central Asia Are Coming at Russia’s Expense

Why Support for Ukraine Could Dwindle in the Final Months of 2022

How Europe Has Navigated Its Energy Crises

Iranian and Turkish Moves to Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization Raises Its Profile

Understanding Libya’s Relentless Destabilization

France’s Influence in Africa Faces Strains From Locals and Foreign Competitors

Where Does Russia Receive Its Aid From?

Did Nancy Pelosi Accelerate Chinese-Russian Military Cooperation With Her Taiwan Visit?

Russia and the European Union Continue Transition to Wartime Economies

The Ukraine War’s Role in Exacerbating Global Food Insecurity

The Role of Energy in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

U.S. Pressure on India Forces New Delhi to Reassess Its Options

The Ukraine War is Accelerating the New Space Race

India Proves Isolating Russia isn’t Easy

Why Biden Can’t Woo the Middle East

The War in Ukraine is Sending Russia-China Relations in New Directions

How Russia’s Frozen Conflicts Could Warm Up Along Its Sizable Borders

Why It’s Time to Take the Russian-Led Military Alliance Seriously

Why Xinjiang Has Been a Touchy Subject in China for Centuries

Historical Differences Will Not Erode an Advantageous 21st-Century Chinese-Russian Partnership