Should the West trade Crimea for the Ukraine?
If Putin wins the round, he will still lose the game.
Annexation ‘calls into question’ the foundation of modern statehood
A British expert in international law says that the Russia's intervention raises very difficult questions.
Why so much anarchy?
Why are so many areas of the planet, rather than following Progress and Rationalism, so hard to govern?
Ukraine’s Maidan: Return of the “Gas Princess”
Despite the Western media's fascination with Yulia Tymoshenko, she does not represent the demonstrators.
Ukraine’s revolution is over. Now what?
Perhaps this time will be different, but it has never been a bad idea to be pessimistic about Ukraine.
The American public’s indifference to foreign affairs
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
The battle against jihadism is essentially an ideological battle.
Germany flexes its muscles
Why is Angela Merkel's government annoying Russia by supporting the protest movement in the Ukraine?
The Jihadist movement: franchises and grassroots
The fourth in a series of five articles on jihadism looks at the movement's franchises and grassroots.
“One of the nicest blokes in Australia”
Governor-General elect, Peter Cosgrove, has been groomed for the job by a life of service.
In the shadow of the Russian bear
The Ukraine is so important strategically to Russia that non-interference is almost unimaginable.
The jihadist movement: definition and evaluation
The jihadist movement has splintered into many conflicting extremist groups.
A decade of Polish hopes and fears in the EU
The legacy of long years of Communism dies hard.
The geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War
Geography has shaped the past and present of the vicious fighting in Syria.
From hawk to dove: the political career of Ariel Sharon
The former Israeli prime minister dies at 85 after decades as polarising presence.
The jihadist movement: insurgent and terrorist theory
The theory behind insurgency and terrorism: part 2 of a series.
Misunderstanding Africa’s genocidal wars
Tragic conflicts have broken out in the Sahel but “age-old ethnic rivalries” are not the main cause.
What is going on in South Sudan?
| 10 January 2014 |
Another Rwanda seems to be in the making, but ethnicity is not the dominant factor.
Gauging the Jihadist movement: its goals
In the first of five articles on the Jihadist movement Stratfor examines its goals and success in achieving them.
Is the Gregorian calendar out of date?
Reformers argue that the 431-year-old system is doing widespread damage to the economy.
Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.
An African pragmatist
| 07 December 2013 |
Nelson Mandela was a great man, but as flawed and inconsistent as the rest of us.
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