Written by George Friedman
The territory between the Mediterranean and the Hindu Kushhas been the main arena for the U.S. intervention that followed the 9/11 attacks. Obviously, the United States had been engaged in this area in previous years, but 9/11 redefined it as the prime region in which it confronted jihadists. That ...
Written by H. Varulkar
In recent weeks, Jordanian officials, including Jordan's King 'Abdallah II, have stepped up their statements against Israel, to the point of threatening military aggression against it. This escalation was in response to statements by Israeli officials describing Jordan as the Palestinian homeland. ...
Written by Reva Bhalla
The last time I visited Cairo, prior to the ouster of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a feeling of helplessness pervaded the streets. Young Egyptian men spent the hot afternoons in shisha cafes complaining about not being able to get married because there were no jobs available. Members of ...
Written by Dr. Ehud Eilam
By Dr. Ehud Eilam JINSA Visiting Fellow
Two intertwined problems confront Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces: the deteriorating economy and the looming elections.
The military has always been the dominant actor in Egypt since the July 1952 overthrow of King ...
Written by IPT News Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/3223/abbas-could-be-next-domino-to-fall
Since his United Nations speech last month demanding Palestinian statehood, Western media accounts have highlighted the hero's welcome received by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas when he returned to the West Bank.
Often overlooked in press coverage of the issue is the problem ...
Written by Kamran Bokhari
Geopolitically, a trip to Iran could not come at a better time. Iran is an emerging power seeking to exploit the vacuum created by the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq, which is scheduled to conclude in a little more than three months. Tehran also plays a major role along its eastern border, ...
Written by C. Jacobs & L. Barkan
On September 23, 2011, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud 'Abbas submitted Palestine's application for full UN membership. The PA maintains that it had no choice but to make this move, in light of the impasse in the negotiations with Israel, the latter's refusal to halt the settlements, ...
Written by Soeren Kern
"...critics say that theocrats in Tehran intend to use the mosque to establish a recruiting center for the militant Shia Muslim group, Hezbollah in Europe..."
The city council of Copenhagen has given its final approval for the construction of the first official "Grand Mosque" in the Danish capital. ...
Written by George Friedman
STRATFOR does not normally involve itself in domestic American politics. Our focus is on international affairs, and American politics, like politics everywhere, is a passionate business. The vilification from all sides that follows any mention we make of American politics is both inevitable and ...