Category Archives: Geopolitical

The future of Scotland: Will the ayes have it? – Economist

Scotland is going to the polls against a backdrop of nationalist euphoria. Will the staid yet sensible arguments of the No campaign be enough to save the union? – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Uncertainty to extend beyond Scotland vote – FT

Markets have woken up to the possibility of a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum next week. Ralph Atkins and Andrew Bolger of the FT’s capital markets team discuss how uncertainty could still remain if the result is a … Continue reading

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How Vladimir Putin Rose, and Could Fall – StratFor

Stratfor’s Editor-in-Chief David Judson and Founder George Friedman discuss how Putin’s handling of the Ukrainian crisis is influenced by recent Russian history and could lead to his downfall. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable) … Continue reading

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Baghdad locals ready to defend city – EuroNews

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Stratfor: Emerging Alliance in Eastern Europe, New Fissures in Iraq

Stratfor Editor-In-Chief David Judson and Founder George Friedman discuss the trajectories of the dual crisis of Ukraine and Iraq. For more analysis, visit http://www.stratfor.com/ (click here if video is not observable)

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NATO, Ukraine discuss ‘grave European security threat’ – euronews

“It is clear that no military option is on the table.  But it is clear that it’s up to the Russian government to make the step back.” – Arseny Yatsenyuk NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has assured Ukraine of the … Continue reading

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Statfor’s Fourth Quarter Forecast Preview

Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Bhalla previews Stratfor’s fourth quarter forecast publishing tomorrow.       For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Mexico’s Drug War and Booming Economy

Stratfor Founder and Chairman George Friedman looks at significant changes in Mexico’s policy toward the drug cartels and the economy following U.S. President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to the country. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is … Continue reading

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Inter-Korean Border Open Despite North’s Threat

South Korean workers cross the border into North Korea to a jointly run industrial park, despite the North’s threat to launch a military attack. -  NDTV (click here if video is not observable)

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Statfor: The Strategic Importance of the Yangtze River

“The Yellow River is China’s Hudson or Delaware.  The Yangtze, by contrast, is China’s Mississippi.” As a preview of next week’s series on the Yangtze River, Stratfor East Asia analyst John Minnich discusses the crucial role the river plays in … Continue reading

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