STRATFOR provides a geopolitical framework for thinking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

If We Covered the U.S. Election is republished with permission of Stratfor.”

My comments: Rodger Baker of STRATFOR provides an excellent commentary on the geopolitical constraints and themes that underlie the 2016 Presidential election contest. From the diminishing value of a college education for entering the middle class to the aging Baby Boomer population to the insurgent candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump that indicate a potentially burgeoning isolationist bent in public opinion, domestic changes will definitely have some impact on how the U.S. handles a global situation that will increasingly demand American leadership. And that global situation–considering the disorder from North Africa through the Middle East and into Central Asia, the rise of Russia and China, and the fragmenting of Europe among other arenas of conflict–may unravel completely without thoughtful, restrained, yet savvy U.S. leadership.

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