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“What will become of us Christians?”
Oliver Maksan | 24 August 2015
tags: Christians in Middle East, ISIS, Lebanon, Syria
A Maronite Archbishop fears for Lebanon's Christians.


China’s crisis: the price of change
Rodger Baker | 19 August 2015
tags: China, Stratfor
Economic policies are moving toward liberalization, but political and social policies toward autocracy.


Quantum geopolitics
Reva Bhalla | 29 July 2015
tags: geopolitics, history, turkey
Can the lessons of modern physics help forecast our geopolitical future?


On show at Milan Expo: sustenance and sustainability
Vincenzina Santoro | 24 July 2015
tags: food security, sustainable development, United Nations
EXPO 2015 rises to the challenge of feeding the world's people.


Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?
Christopher Szabo | 22 July 2015
tags: Communism, genocide, Hungary, war crimes
The different fates of two 94-year-old war criminals raise questions about justice.


The Turkish Enigma
George Friedman | 22 July 2015
tags: ISIS, Russia, Turkey, USA
How to survive as the pivot of three regions.


‘El Chapo’ jailbreak is both a Mexican and an American story
Luis Gómez Romero | 20 July 2015
tags: drug cartels, Mexico, war on drugs
Greed is the same on both sides of the Río Bravo.


An empire strikes back
George Friedman | 15 July 2015
tags: European Union, Germany, Grexit
A reluctant Germany has Greek sovereignty in its sights.


Rethinking austerity in Europe
Juan Meseguer | 10 July 2015
tags: austerity, European Union, Grexit
The Greek crisis can be debated without demonising the other side.


Yemen? Remind me what’s happening there…
Sophia Dingli | 09 July 2015
tags: Middle East, war, Yemen
More than 2,800 people are dead there – so why aren’t we outraged?


Beyond the Greek impasse
George Friedman | 01 July 2015
tags: European Union, Germany, Greece, Grexit, Stratfor
What if resistance to EU austerity spreads to other countries?


What borders mean to Europe
George Friedman | 24 June 2015
tags: Border security, borders, Europe, European Union, nation-state
Muslim immigration, a possible Grexit and Ukraine are all shaking the idea of a borderless Europe.


A net assessment of East Asia
George Friedman | 17 June 2015
tags: East Asia, geopolitics, Stratfor
China, with its move from limited liberality to increasingly intense authoritarianism, is the key to the region.


Tartus, the mother of martyrs
Stratfor | 12 June 2015
tags: Alawites, Assad regime, Syria conflict
Syria's Alawites, chief supporters of the Assad regime, feel abandoned as they die in catastrophic numbers.


A net assessment of the Middle East
George Friedman | 10 June 2015
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, Stratfor, Turkey
Secularism is dying. Islam is reviving. But what comes next is anyone's guess.


A net assessment of the world
George Friedman | 20 May 2015
tags: geopolitics, Stratfor
Realities frozen by the Cold War are still emerging, bringing a general malaise.


World War II and the Origins of American Unease
George Friedman | 13 May 2015
tags: geopolitics, World War II
The US, the UK, and Russia are still acting out the lessons of the past.


How British elections reflect the mood of Europe
George Friedman | 06 May 2015
tags: Britain, European Union, geopolitics, Stratfor, UK
Tomorrow's election could shape the future of the United Kingdom.


Aussie Abbott’s passionate speech puts British Dave in the shade
Kathy Gyngell | 01 May 2015
tags: conservatives, UK, values voters
A conservative woman is not impressed with the line-up for next week's elections in the UK.


The programmed savagery of ISIS
Richard Rousseau | 01 May 2015
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, political theory, terrorism
The leaders of Islamic State have spent decades developing a theory of terror.


Prelude to a Japanese revival
John Minnich | 30 April 2015
tags: East Asia, Japan, Stratfor
Despite two decades of economic and demographic decline, Japan's song is far from over.


Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake
Simon Redfern | 27 April 2015
tags: earthquake, natural disasters, Nepal
Thousands of people have died in a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake.


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