Written by Jim Kouri, CPP
This week's indictments of 14 terrorism suspects have opened the eyes of many government officials to the danger brewing in Somalia: that this beleaguered African nation may turn out to be the new Afghanistan.
Written by GlobalJihad.net
Three Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli officer have been killed, on Tuesday 08/03/2010, in the first serious border clash since Israel's 2006 conflict with Lebanon's Hizbullah. A Lebanese journalist was killed in the fighting too.
Written by Memri.org
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Editor: 'Post-Saddam Iraq was Not in Need of Superficial Democracy... It Needs a Strong Ruler, from the Army... or an Iraqi Ataturk'
On August 4, 2010, the website of the London-based Arabic daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an English-language column by ...
Written by The Daily Bell
Just as Iran feels the bite of the new sanctions, Ahmadinejad's policy to phase out subsidies on staples such as fuel and food will be implemented in September. Together, these could have a significant economic impact, which could make Ahmadinejad more willing to return to talk. But after more ...
Written by Toby Westerman
International News Analysis
Should Russia be considered a victim of Soviet-era totalitarianism - or is the present Russian elite working to advance a neo-communist revival? A highly influential academic, Edward Lozansky, thinks so and is working for Russian victimhood while ignoring the Communist ...
Written by George Friedman
On Sunday, The New York Times and two other newspapers published summaries and excerpts of tens of thousands of documents leaked to a website known as WikiLeaks. The documents comprise a vast array of material concerning the war in Afghanistan. They range from tactical reports from small unit ...
Written by George L. Simpson, Jr.
Middle East Quarterly
Spring 2010, pp. 63-72
Recent years have witnessed the rise of irregular but frequently intensive opposition to U.S. global preeminence by Russia and China. In their own ways, and in pursuit of their own interests, each of these authoritarian ...
Written by Zaki Shalom
Listening to Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks the past few months regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, one cannot help but wonder: Netanyahu seems to be going out of his way to open direct negotiations with the Palestinians as soon as possible. The prime minister has said he is aiming ...
Written by George Friedman
Geopolitics is central to STRATFOR's methodology, providing the framework upon which we study the world. The foundation of geopolitics in our time is the study of the nation-state, and fundamental to this is the question of the relationship of the individual to the nation-state. Changes in the ...