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The intersection of three crises
Reva Bhalla | 26 February 2015 |
tags: geopolitics, Greece, Stratfor, Ukraine
Greece, Ukraine and Iran bring the United States back to Eurasia.


Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia
Erika Harris | 18 February 2015 |
tags: ethnic wars, Europe, Ukraine
The worst case scenario is a descent into a vicious ethnic war.


The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
George Friedman | 29 January 2015 |
tags: Europe, Stratfor
The question about Europe now is not whether it can retain its current form, but how radically that form will change.


Is European unity built on sand?
George Friedman | 21 January 2015 |
tags: European Union
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?


Europe rediscovers nationalism
Stratfor | 16 January 2015 |
tags: European Union, immigration, nationalism
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.


Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
Alistair Nicholas | 13 January 2015 |
tags: futurists, Stratfor
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.


Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Zac Alstin | 09 January 2015 |
tags: Charlie Hebdo, free speech, Jihadists
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.


Money to burn - and also to give?
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 January 2015 |
tags: charitable aid, Ebola epidemic, refugees
That a billion people enjoyed New Year's Eve fireworks is not much comfort for tens of millions of refugees.


The top 5 events of 2014
George Friedman | 31 December 2014 |
tags: 2014, Stratfor
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.


Papal peacemakers
Andrew Liaugminas and Sheila Liaugminas | 18 December 2014 |
tags: diplomacy, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II
Pope Francis' role in the US-Cuba relations breakthrough has a notable precedent.


Inside the Russian bear
George Friedman | 17 December 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.


Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
George Friedman | 03 December 2014 |
tags: international affairs, strategic intelligence, Stratfor
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.


What ails Europe?
Margriet Krijtenburg | 01 December 2014 |
tags: Christianity, European identity, European Union, Pope Francis
Pope Francis says that it is weariness, ageing and loneliness.


Civic trust and my friend José
Ryan Shinkel | 28 November 2014 |
tags: civic trust, corruption, Mexico
The disappearance of 43 Mexican students reminds us that civic trust is a legacy we cannot take for granted.


The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
George Friedman | 26 November 2014 |
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, terrorism, Turkey
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.


25 years on, a united Germany mixes success and struggle
Daniel Hough | 12 November 2014 |
tags: Berlin Wall, Germany
Contemporary Germany is legally united but psychologically still divided.


Denial kills you twice: Canada’s response to terrorism
Harley J. Sims | 03 November 2014 |
tags: Canada, Islamist attacks, security
Some people cannot and will not accept that Canada has been attacked by Islamic terrorists.


Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy
George Friedman | 29 October 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Henry Kissinger
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.


Dangers for export giants Germany and China
George Friedman | 22 October 2014 |
tags: China, geopolitics, Germany
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.


Saving ourselves from Ebola
Simon Rushton | 15 October 2014 |
tags: Africa, developing countries, Ebola, security
Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of 'threat' to West


Admirable Nobel decision unlikely to spur India-Pakistan peace
Saleem Ali | 14 October 2014 |
tags: India, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan
The history of the prize in galvanising peace between acrimonious countries is very discouraging.


Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: the prize and peril of Kirkuk
Reva Bhalla | 08 October 2014 |
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. .


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