The HCSS Datalab’s StratBase leverages a wide array of over 11,000 variables from various open and proprietary datasets. Many of these datasets are of a numerical origin (e.g. economic, financial, military, values, etc. country-year datasets), but increasingly they are also extracted from text- and even image/video- or audio-based – sources. We process all of these datasets with the latest data-driven algorithms and analytical frameworks to map and track global geodynamics, conflict lifecycles, political and security risks both offline as well as in cyberspace, great-power assertiveness, the behavior of pivot-states, access to natural resources, changing insights about the future, and many other phenomena that are of key importance to international interactions.