Category Archives: Geopolitical

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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WTF? Gangnam Style

If NorKo the source, wouldn’t this represent a significant escalation of tensions?  Markets not reacting. South Korean broadcasters/banks suffer cyber attack Computer networks of several major South Korea broadcasters and banks have been paralyzed. Police and government agencies are investigating … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Japan’s Geographic Challenge

Stratfor examines Japan’s primary geographic challenge of sustaining its large population with little arable land and few natural resources. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: A ‘Powder Keg’ in Asia Between China and Japan?

One of our Seven Swans A Simmering.  Keep it on your radar. Stratfor Vice President of East and South Asia Analysis Rodger Baker discusses the increasing strategic and economic tensions between China and Japan. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click … Continue reading

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