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


Russia and the US negotiate the future of Ukraine
George Friedman | 02 April 2014 |
tags: geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine, USA
When something must get done, the number to call is still in the USA.


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


Quebec gears up for a momentous election
Margaret Somerville | 24 March 2014 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Parti Quebecois, secularism
By supporting both euthanasia and secularism, the Parti Québécois threatens to tear Canada apart.


Why did Russia do it?
George Friedman | 20 March 2014 |
tags: geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine
A powerful country which feels insecure and unprotected can make moves which seem illogical.


With Syria at war, Lebanon is bursting
Mohammed Jamjoom | 17 March 2014 |
tags: Lebanon, Syria, Syria civil war
Across the border, refugees are living in misery.


Fukushima: a man-made disaster
Leigh Dale | 13 March 2014 |
tags: book reviews, disasters, Fukushima
When the 2011 tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant it was officialdom that went into meltdown, according to a new book.


Should the West trade Crimea for the Ukraine?
Jacob Shively | 11 March 2014 |
tags: Crimea, geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine
If Putin wins the round, he will still lose the game.


Annexation ‘calls into question’ the foundation of modern statehood
Adam Roberts | 11 March 2014 |
tags: Crimea, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine
A British expert in international law says that the Russia's intervention raises very difficult questions.


Why so much anarchy?
Robert Kaplan | 03 March 2014 |
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?


Ukraine’s Maidan: Return of the “Gas Princess”
Mark Hanssen | 01 March 2014 |
tags: revolution, Russia, Ukraine
Despite the Western media's fascination with Yulia Tymoshenko, she does not represent the demonstrators.


Ukraine’s revolution is over. Now what?
George Friedman | 26 February 2014 |
tags: foreign affairs, Russia, Ukraine
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
George Friedman | 20 February 2014 |
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 |
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
The battle against jihadism is essentially an ideological battle.


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


The Jihadist movement: franchises and grassroots
Scott Stewart | 03 February 2014 |
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
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”
Greg Craven | 31 January 2014 |
tags: Australia, biography, British Commonwealth
Governor-General elect, Peter Cosgrove, has been groomed for the job by a life of service.


In the shadow of the Russian bear
George Friedman | 29 January 2014 |
tags: EU, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
The Ukraine is so important strategically to Russia that non-interference is almost unimaginable.


The jihadist movement: definition and evaluation
Scott Stewart | 28 January 2014 |
tags: jihadists, Stratfor, terrorism
The jihadist movement has splintered into many conflicting extremist groups.


A decade of Polish hopes and fears in the EU
Christopher Garbowski | 24 January 2014 |
tags: Communism, consumerism, European Union, Poland, Ukraine
The legacy of long years of Communism dies hard.


The geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War
Reva Bhalla | 22 January 2014 |
tags: Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
Geography has shaped the past and present of the vicious fighting in Syria.


From hawk to dove: the political career of Ariel Sharon
Asaf Siniver | 14 January 2014 |
tags: Israel, obituaries, Palestine
The former Israeli prime minister dies at 85 after decades as polarising presence.


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