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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.


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 |
tags:
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.


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