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Analysis – US drone makers seek out new targets

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Almost a century after the first pilot-less plane was test launched from the back of a truck in the English village of...

Stratfor: Cutting through the lone-wolf hype

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Lone wolf. The mere mention of the phrase invokes a sense of fear and dread. It conjures up images of an unknown,...

ANALYSIS-As crisis bites, rising wealth gap becomes key

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The rising gap between rich and poor in nearly every country, rich or poor, went largely ignored during the decades of globalization-fueled...

Opening Pandora’s Box: NATO’s military intervention in Libya

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When Muammar Qadhaffi began referring to his citizens as "rats and cockroaches,"(2) many may say that he asked for it. Such statements, together with...

Stratfor: 9/11 and the successful war

It has been 10 years since 9/11, and all of us who write about such things for a living are writing about...

Talks of nationalisation: A bane for the South African investment climate

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South Africa's post-democracy investment climate has been known to be one of the most attractive in Africa. The country's richness in minerals, its manufacturing...

Stratfor: Global economic downturn – a crisis of political economy

Classical political economists like Adam Smith or David Ricardo never used the term "economy" by itself. They always used the term "political...

Stratfor: Fighting grassroots terrorism – how local vigilance can help

In the wake of the July 22 Oslo attacks, as I have talked with people in the United States and Europe, I...

Stratfor: Germany’s Choice – Part 2

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Seventeen months ago, STRATFOR described how the future of Europe was bound to the decision-making processes in Germany. Throughout the post-World War...

Stratfor: The US-Saudi dilemma – Iran’s reshaping of Persian Gulf politics

Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...