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Stratfor geopolitical journey: riots in Cairo

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The last time I visited Cairo, prior to the ouster of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a feeling of helplessness pervaded the streets....

Stratfor: Yemen – Fallout from the al-Awlaki airstrike

U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an ideologue and spokesman for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen,...

Stratfor: European crisis – precise solutions in an imprecise reality

An important disconnect over the discussion of the future of the European Union exists, one that divides into three parts. First, there...

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,...

Stratfor: Obama’s dilemma: US foreign policy and electoral realities

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STRATFOR does not normally involve itself in domestic American politics. Our focus is on international affairs, and American politics, like politics everywhere,...

Stratfor: the crisis of Europe and European nationalism

When I visited Europe in 2008 and before, the idea that Europe was not going to emerge as one united political entity...

The Geopolitics of the United States

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Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the...

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...

Stratfor: Why al-Qaeda is unlikely to execute another 9/11

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It is Sept. 1, and that means we are once again approaching the anniversary of al Qaeda's Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against...

Stratfor: Libya: a premature victory celebration

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The war in Libya is over. More precisely, governments and media have decided that the war is over, despite the fact...

Stratfor: Israeli-Arab crisis approaching

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In September, the U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to recognize Palestine as an independent and sovereign state with full rights...

Stratfor: Situational awareness – how everyday citizens can help make a...

Last week's Security Weekly discussed the important role that grassroots defenders practicing situational awareness play in defending against terrorist attacks by individuals...

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...

Strator: Norway – lessons from a successful lone wolf attacker

On the afternoon of July 22, a powerful explosion ripped through the streets of Oslo, Norway, as a large improvised explosive device...

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...

Stratfor: Libya and the problem with The Hague

The war in Libya has been under way for months, without any indication of when it might end. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's...

Stratfor: Taliban hotel attack – low death toll, high psychological value

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At about 10 p.m. on June 28, a group of heavily armed militants attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to...

Stratfor: Russia’s evolving leadership

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Russia has entered election season, with parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections in March 2012. Typically, this is not an issue...

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