foreign policy


Israel’s strategic crisis

George Friedman | 15 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Israel
Israel's ability to influence events on its borders was never great, but now they are now completely beyond its control.


The election, the presidency and foreign policy

George Friedman | 01 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, foreign policy, US presidency
The gap between what candidates promise and what they can actually deliver is vast.


The endgame begins in Syria

George Friedman | 25 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor, Syria
The Assad regime has been fatally weakened by recent chaos and violence. The losers are Iran, Russia, China and Israel. The unlikely winner is the United States.


Putin pulls strings in Middle East

George Friedman | 27 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Russia, Vladimir Putin
A state visit to Israel is an opportunity for Russia to strengthen its ties with the major regional players.


The twilight of counterinsurgency

George Friedman | 06 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, war on terror, warfare
Winning the hearts and minds of people in an occupied country is a failed tactic. Short, sharp, targeted missions are the way of the future.


Australia’s lifeline: its precarious sea lanes

George Friedman | 23 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, foreign policy, Stratfor
Large, isolated and rich, Australia needs to cultivate a friendship with the US to survive in an dangerous world.


Russia’s plan to recover its lost dominance

George Friedman | 26 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Russia, Stratfor
Russia may be economically dysfunctional, but that will not keep it from flexing its muscles.


Iran’s patient strategy for regional dominance

George Friedman | 11 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor
Even since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Iran has been following a consistent foreign policy.


Israel’s new strategic environment

George Friedman | 04 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Stratfor
Israel is becoming more dependent on outside powers, thus decreasing its freedom of manoeuvre.


The US in Korea: a strategy of inertia

George Friedman | 29 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Korea
By cultivating an image as a weak but wicked and wily lunatic, North Korea has managed to manipulate its baffled enemies for 60 years.


Afghanistan: the longest war in American history

George Friedman | 21 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, foreign policy
Can the US afford to wage war until the threat of Islamic terrorism is eliminated?


The state of the world: assessing China’s strategy

George Friedman | 07 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, foreign policy, Stratfor
China's military might is impressive, but it has some serious limitations weaknesses, as well.


Ad hockery at work

George Friedman | 29 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, foreign policy
The financial crisis, war weariness, and overstretch are forcing the US to take a passive role in its foreign policy. But this cannot work in the long term.


Should the US be an idealist or a realist about Egypt?

George Friedman | 07 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, human rights, Islam, Stratfor
What if there are democratic elections and the people choose a regime that violates the principles of Western human rights?


Foreign policy and electoral realities

George Friedman | 21 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, foreign policy, Stratfor, United States
Until next year's election, the US will be at best reactive and at worst non-responsive to events on the world stage.


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