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Stratfor: Jihadists shifting away from civilian targets?

On June 22 in a Seattle warehouse, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif pulled an unloaded M16 rifle to his shoulder, aimed it, and pulled...

Stratfor: The divided states of Europe

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Europe continues to be engulfed by economic crisis. The global focus returns to Athens on June 28 as Greek parliamentarians debate austerity...

Stratfor: Afghan strategies

U.S. President Barack Obama will give a speech on Afghanistan today. Whatever he says, it is becoming apparent that the United States...

Stratfor: Elections in Turkey

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Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) won Parliamentary elections June 12, which means it will remain in power for a third term....

Stratfor: al Qaeda’s new video – a message of defeat

A new video from al Qaeda's media arm, As-Sahab, became available on the Internet on June 2. The video was 100 minutes...

Stratfor: the Palestinian move

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A former head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, has publicly criticised the current Israeli government for a lack of flexibility, judgment and foresight,...

Stratfor: Protective intelligence lessons from an ambush in Mexico

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On the afternoon of May 27, a convoy transporting a large number of heavily armed gunmen was  ambushed on Mexican Highway 15...

Stratfor: Israel’s borders and national security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said May 30 that Israel could not prevent the United Nations from recognizing a Palestinian state, in...

Stratfor: The Bin Laden operation – tapping humint

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Since May 2, when U.S. special operations forces crossed the Afghan-Pakistani border and killed Osama bin Laden, international media have covered the...

Stratfor: Corruption – why Texas is not Mexico

As one studies Mexico's cartel war, it is not uncommon to hear Mexican politicians -- and some people in the United States...

Visegrad – a new European military force

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With the Palestinians demonstrating and the International Monetary Fund in turmoil, it would seem odd to focus this week on something called...

Stratfor: Bin Laden’s Death and the Implications for Jihadism

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U.S. President Barack Obama appeared in a hastily arranged televised address the night of May 1, 2011, to inform the world that...

The Kaspersky kidnapping – lessons learned

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On April 24, officers from the anti-kidnapping unit of Moscow's Criminal Investigation Department and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) rescued 20-year-old...

Stratfor: China and the end of the Deng dynasty

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Beijing has become noticeably more anxious than usual in recent months, launching one of the more high-profile security campaigns to suppress political...

Stratfor: Obama and the Arabian Spring

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U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech last week on the Middle East. Presidents make many speeches. Some are meant to be...

Setting the record straight on grassroots Jihadism

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In the wake of the botched May 1 Times Square attack, some observers have begun to characterize Faisal Shahzad and the threat...

Stratfor: Uncomfortable truths and the Times Square attack

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Faisal Shahzad, the first suspect arrested for involvement in the failed May 1 Times Square bombing attempt, was detained just before midnight...

Stratfor: The global crisis of legitimacy

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Financial panics are an integral part of capitalism. So are economic recessions. The system generates them and it becomes stronger because of...

Jihadists in Iraq: Out for the count?

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On April 25, The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) posted a statement on the Internet confirming that two of its top leaders,...

Three Points of View: The United States, Pakistan and India

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In recent weeks, STRATFOR has explored how the U.S. government has been seeing its interests in the Middle East and South Asia...

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