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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.


The ‘Grexit’ dilemma shows the weakness of free trade
George Friedman | 22 April 2015
tags: European Union, Eurozone, free trade, Germany, Greece
The Sturm und Drang over Greece's debt and the future of the Euro misses the point.


Coming to terms with the American empire
George Friedman | 15 April 2015
tags: empires, Stratfor, United States
The United States became an empire almost absent-mindedly. But now it cannot shrug off its responsibilties.


Hillary’s family values pitch
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 April 2015
tags: 2016 elections, abortion, family values, feminism, Hillary Clinton
Mrs Clinton has finally outed herself as a pro-woman, pro-family candidate for the US presidency.


Making sense of horrific violence in Kenya
Jennifer Brass | 06 April 2015
tags: Kenya, Somalia, terrorist attack
The Kenyan government should bear part of the blame.


The Middle Eastern balance of power matures
George Friedman | 01 April 2015
tags: balance of power, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
The US is taking a back seat and allowing regional powers to slug it out.


China’s fragile political evolution
Rodger Baker and John Minnich | 26 March 2015
tags: China, Xi Jinping
An anti-corruption campaign signals a struggle between competing models of the future.


Lee Kuan Yew, pragmatist
Michael Cook | 25 March 2015
tags: Lee Kwan Yew, pragmatism, Singapore
Singaporeans have paid a high price for economic success.


There’s one obvious remedy for China’s market in stolen babies
Jackie Sheehan | 16 March 2015
tags: China, human trafficking, one-child policy
The government should abandon its one-child policy. Completely.


The paradox of America’s electoral reform
George Friedman | 11 March 2015
tags: 2016 elections, electoral reform, primary elections, USA
The ferment of constant change, reform and renewal is both a virtue and vice of the US system.


That speech
George Friedman | 04 March 2015
tags: Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
The real issue is the reconfiguration of a region the United States cannot subdue and cannot leave.


The intersection of three crises
Reva Bhalla | 26 February 2015
tags: geopolitics, Greece, Stratfor, Ukraine
Greece, Ukraine and Iran bring the United States back to Eurasia.


Despite ceasefire, Ukraine could be going the way of Yugoslavia
Erika Harris | 18 February 2015
tags: ethnic wars, Europe, Ukraine
The worst case scenario is a descent into a vicious ethnic war.


The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
George Friedman | 29 January 2015
tags: Europe, Stratfor
The question about Europe now is not whether it can retain its current form, but how radically that form will change.


Is European unity built on sand?
George Friedman | 21 January 2015
tags: European Union
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?


Europe rediscovers nationalism
Stratfor | 16 January 2015
tags: European Union, immigration, nationalism
A growing number of Europeans believe that people from other cultures are threatening their national identities and livelihoods.


Forecasting is tough, especially about the future
Alistair Nicholas | 13 January 2015
tags: futurists, Stratfor
George Friedman makes some surprising predictions in his look at the next 100 years.


Provocation is no defence for the Jihadi murderers
Zac Alstin | 09 January 2015
tags: Charlie Hebdo, free speech, Jihadists
Don't think they will stop at stupid and vicious left-wing satirists.


Money to burn - and also to give?
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 January 2015
tags: charitable aid, Ebola epidemic, refugees
That a billion people enjoyed New Year's Eve fireworks is not much comfort for tens of millions of refugees.


The top 5 events of 2014
George Friedman | 31 December 2014
tags: 2014, Stratfor
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.


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.


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