This occasional newsletter, published on Substack, looks at issues and events through the prism of the endgame. The endgame is a chess concept. In the endgame only a handful of pieces are left on the board. Few moves remain. Victory or defeat is close. Player options are limited and diminishing. Zugzwang is a particularly important aspect of the endgame. It is Zugzwang when a player’s only available moves will worsen his position. Click here to look at the archive of published newsletters, and subscribe if you wish.