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American strategy after Ukraine

George Friedman | 26 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Eastern Europe, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine
The US cannot confine itself to meaningless gestures like sanctions on 20 Russian oligarchs.


Annexation ‘calls into question’ the foundation of modern statehood

Adam Roberts | 11 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Crimea, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine
A British expert in international law says that the Russia's intervention raises very difficult questions.


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.


Germany flexes its muscles

George Friedman and Marc Lanthemann | 05 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: European Union, foreign policy, Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Why is Angela Merkel's government annoying Russia by supporting the protest movement in the Ukraine?


Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds

Reva Bhalla | 11 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Turkey
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.


Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement

George Friedman | 27 November 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: balance of power, foreign policy, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia
The US is not abandoning its allies, but it wants them to be more self-reliant in a time of diminishing resources.


Ideology and necessity

George Friedman | 13 November 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: balance of power, foreign policy, Iran
They may detest each other, but Iran and the United States will eventually strike a deal.


What is a dictator?

Robert Kaplan | 18 October 2013 | FEATURES |
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 | FEATURES |
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 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor
No matter what Americans do, their European friends will sniff that they are cowboys or naifs.


Foreign policy as finger-wagging

George Friedman | 18 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Russia, Syria
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.


Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria

George Friedman | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Syria
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?


Azerbaijan: the eye of the storm

George Friedman | 12 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Azerbaijan, foreign policy
Why doesn't the United States take more interest in this critical country sandwiched between Turkey, Iran and Russia?


Redlines and the problems of intervention in Syria

George Friedman | 01 May 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Syria
The US and its European allies do not have the force needed to end Syria's appalling bloodshed.


Iraq, a war foretold

Paul Rogers | 27 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Iraq
Even as the ground war in Iraq opened on 20 March 2003, there were clear indications of the carnage to come.


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