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Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk

Reva Bhalla | 08 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle East, Stratfor, Turkey
The Turkish government is looking at Iraq and Syria in a way similar to its stance almost a century ago. .


The implications of a “yes” vote for Scotland’s independence

George Friedman | 17 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: nation-state, nationalism, Scotland, Stratfor
Does separation foreshadow the break-up of the nation-state model?


The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic State

George Friedman | 10 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Stratfor, US foreign policy
The American strategy in the Middle East is fixed: allow powers in the region to balance against each other. When that fails, intervene.


Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea strategy

George Friedman | 04 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Stratfor, Ukraine
It is essential for the US to think in terms of a coherent center of gravity of operations.


Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent

George Friedman | 28 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.


Europe’s malaise: the new normal?

George Friedman | 20 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.


Reflections on an unforgiving day

George Friedman | 18 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Israel, Palestine, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
What links the twin tragedies of a downed plane over the Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza?


The intrigue lying behind Iraq’s jihadist uprising

Reva Bhalla | 19 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, jihadists, oil industry, Stratfor
There are as many winners as there are losers in the Iraq game.


Borderlands: Hungary manoeuvres

George Friedman | 21 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, Hungary, Russia, Stratfor
Prime Minister Viktor Orban is performing a delicate balancing act both at home and abroad.


Borderlands: the new strategic landscape

George Friedman | 06 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, Stratfor, World War I
Europe experienced three wars in the 20th century. Is the same pattern reasserting itself?


The US opts for ineffective sanctions on Russia

George Friedman | 30 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Crimea, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine, USA
Sometimes the most prudent course of action is to appear to be acting decisively while doing nothing at all.


US defence policy in the wake of the Ukrainian affair

George Friedman | 10 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Stratfor, Ukraine, US foreign policy
Rethinking American strategy in the framework of conventional war against enemies fighting on their own terrain.


Why so much anarchy?

Robert Kaplan | 03 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: anarchy, civil society, foreign affairs, governance, Stratfor
Why are so many areas of the planet, rather than following Progress and Rationalism, so hard to govern?


The American public’s indifference to foreign affairs

George Friedman | 20 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor, USA
The world must get used to a USA which will not pay any price and bear any burden to support the cause of liberty.


The jihadist movement: implications for the West

Scott Stewart | 13 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
The battle against jihadism is essentially an ideological battle.


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