international affairs

international affairs

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.

Europe’s malaise: the new normal?
George Friedman | 20 August 2014 |
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.

Play it again, Sam
Mark Beeson | 18 August 2014 |
tags: clash of civilizations, Islam
The late Samuel Huntington's claim that we face a clash of civilizations needs to be dusted off.

Israel’s stated aims in Gaza make no sense…
Stephen Chan | 31 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel
...and cannot secure a just future.

The Hamas government in Gaza has always been a tragic mess
Stephen Chan | 31 July 2014 |
But to describe Hamas as merely a terrorist group is to miss its complexities.

A war which can have no outcome
George Friedman | 30 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Neither Israel nor Hamas believes that this will bring an end to their conflict.

Can Putin survive?
George Friedman | 23 July 2014 |
tags: Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
Russia's strongman is far from finished, but events in Ukraine have weakened his position.

When will the rivers of hatred run dry?
Michael Cook | 22 July 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, peace
Can Barack Obama earn his Nobel Peace Prize retrospectively by bringing peace to Israel?

Reflections on an unforgiving day
George Friedman | 18 July 2014 |
tags: Israel, Palestine, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
What links the twin tragedies of a downed plane over the Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza?

Gaza situation report
George Friedman | 14 July 2014 |
tags: ethics of warfare, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Hamas and Israel are playing a deadly game with no clear outcome.

The Sunni Ramadan offensive and the lessons of Tet
George Friedman | 02 July 2014 |
tags: Iraq, jihadists, syria
Sunni jihadists have won a propaganda victory. But can they maintain their momentum?

The US has unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq
George Friedman | 25 June 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, Dwight Eisenhower, Iraq, Ukraine
If Obama needs a role model, let him look to the subtle and experienced Dwight Eisenhower.

An agenda for the new King of Spain
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 June 2014 |
tags: family values, monarchy, Spain
Felipe VI has taken over - here are some of the things he needs to do.

The intrigue lying behind Iraq’s jihadist uprising
Reva Bhalla | 19 June 2014 |
tags: Iraq, jihadists, oil industry, Stratfor
There are as many winners as there are losers in the Iraq game.

How has Iraq lost a third of its territory to ISIS in three days?
Ali Mamouri | 16 June 2014 |
tags: Iraq, Islam
A deadly rift has opened up within Iraqi society.

What crisis comes after the Ukraine crisis?
George Friedman | 11 June 2014 |
tags: foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, USA
This strategic country could become a battleground in a new Cold War.

Romania’s delicate balance
George Friedman | 28 May 2014 |
tags: foreign policy, Romania, Russia, USA
They fear Russian aggression but distrust America's sense of commitment.

Borderlands: Hungary manoeuvres
George Friedman | 21 May 2014 |
tags: European Union, Hungary, Russia, Stratfor
Prime Minister Viktor Orban is performing a delicate balancing act both at home and abroad.

Borderlands: the new strategic landscape
George Friedman | 06 May 2014 |
tags: geopolitics, Stratfor, World War I
Europe experienced three wars in the 20th century. Is the same pattern reasserting itself?

The US opts for ineffective sanctions on Russia
George Friedman | 30 April 2014 |
tags: Crimea, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine, USA
Sometimes the most prudent course of action is to appear to be acting decisively while doing nothing at all.

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.

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