What is a dictator?
Robert Kaplan | 18 October 2013 |
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor
Dividing nations into black and white, dictators and democrats, misses the political and moral complexity of real life.
Are America’s interests aligning with Iran’s?
George Friedman | 04 October 2013 |
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor
Iran is weak; the US wants to avoid going to war. Is a deal possible?
US and Europe: geopolitical team of rivals
George Friedman | 25 September 2013 |
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor
No matter what Americans do, their European friends will sniff that they are cowboys or naifs.
Calling Putin’s bluff in Syria
George Friedman | 11 September 2013 |
tags: Russia, Stratfor, Syria, Vladimir Putin
Despite his tough talking, Vladimir Putin is bluffing: Russia is still not a major world power.
The reluctant general
George Friedman | 04 September 2013 |
tags: Barack Obama, Stratfor, Syria
The United States -- and the Syrian people -- is paying a big price for lack of strategic clarity.
Identifying China’s successors
George Friedman | 31 July 2013 |
tags: China, Stratfor, world economy
As costs rise in China, businessmen are moving their factories to countries where they can manufacture more cheaply.
The Chinese Miracle draws to a close
George Friedman | 24 July 2013 |
tags: China, China's economic miracle, Stratfor
Suddenly economists have realized that China's years of phenomenal growth are winding down. What are the implications for the rest of the world?
Keeping the NSA in perspective
George Friedman | 18 July 2013 |
tags: privacy, Stratfor, surveillance
Remember Pearl Harbor? The NSA certainly does.
A new reality in relations between US and Israel
George Friedman | 20 March 2013 |
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Stratfor, USA
It's like a marriage that continues out of habit but whose foundation has withered. Can Obama's visit repair it?
What if North Korea really is crazy?
George Friedman | 13 March 2013 |
tags: North Korea, Stratfor
It's unlikely, but what could push North Korea over the brink?
Europe, unemployment and instability
George Friedman | 07 March 2013 |
tags: Europe, financial crisis, Stratfor, unemployment
The European crisis is no longer finance but the devastating effects of unemployment.
Morsi tips the strategic balance in the Middle East
George Friedman | 05 December 2012 |
tags: foreign policy, Middle East, Stratfor
The new Egyptian president has moved to consolidate the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, with unpredictable consequences.
Gaza, Catalonia and romantic nationalism
George Friedman | 29 November 2012 |
tags: Catalonia, Gaza, nationalism, Stratfor
Romantic nationalism can fulfill a people's dreams or nightmares and usually does both.
Mexico’s new president faces tough constraints
Scott Stewart | 23 November 2012 |
tags: drug cartels, Mexico, Stratfor
Serious issues involving labour and market reforms and control over drug trafficking face the newly elected Mexican Government.
More caution in foreign policy
George Friedman | 08 November 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, foreign policy, Stratfor
We can expect a great deal of unhappiness with the second Obama administration overseas.