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international affairs



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. .


Scotland’s “no” vote befits a melancholy nationalism
Gerry Simpson | 19 September 2014 |
tags: nationalism, Scotland
An expatriate British Scot's prediction has proved correct, though it cost him some angst.


Putin strides forward into the 19th Century
Josh Alstin | 19 September 2014 |
tags: Russia, Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin is not a new Stalin, but he does have the mindset of a Czar.


Doing justice to Ian Paisley
Michael Kirke | 18 September 2014 |
tags: Nothern Ireland, obituaries
Forgiveness, yes, but the honest recording of memory has its own moral imperative.


The implications of a “yes” vote for Scotland’s independence
George Friedman | 17 September 2014 |
tags: nation-state, nationalism, Scotland, Stratfor
Does separation foreshadow the break-up of the nation-state model?


The global citizen without a country?
Daniel E. Ritchie | 12 September 2014 |
tags: citizenship, human nature, human rights
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.


The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic State
George Friedman | 10 September 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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.


The urgency of peace
Michael Cook | 25 August 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, peace
Peace between Israel and Hamas must be founded on justice, not merely a cessation of hostilities.


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