Category Archives: Geopolitical

Stress Test The Rose Colored Glasses!

Good piece by Bloomberg, The Pessimist’s Guide to 2017.  Always prudent to stress test your optimistic view as to what could go wrong. The Pessimist’s Guide to 2017 December 5, 2016 By John Fraher, Flavia Krause-Jackson and Mira Rojanasakul Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Italian PM to quit after voters reject his constitutional reforms – EuroNews

Published on Dec 4, 2016 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is to resign following a heavy defeat in Sunday’s constitutional reform referendum. Although ostensibly on plans to streamline parliament the poll was largely seen as a confidence vote in the … Continue reading

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Preview: Fourth-Quarter Forecast – StratFor

Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon discusses how tension across the globe will keep the next U.S. president fully occupied. See the whole forecast on Oct. 10. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not … Continue reading

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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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