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 ...
Written by Ephraim Asculai and Emily B. Landau
The pattern of international efforts to confront Iran's nuclear program has become all too familiar. The West - first the EU-3, and later the US - leads "diplomatic processes" to nowhere; Russia and China go back and forth between Iran and the West, reluctant to take too harsh a stance against ...
Written by GlobalJihad.net
On Tuesday 07/13/2010 morning, Iranian State Media claimed Shahram Amiri found refuge in the Pakistani embassy in Washington, which represent Iranian interests in USA. A spokesman from Pakistan's Foreign Office, Abdul Basit, told the BBC, few hours later, that Shahram Amiri was, ...
Written by George Friedman
The United States has captured a group of Russian spies and exchanged them for four individuals held by the Russians on espionage charges. The ways the media have reported on the issue fall into three groups:
Written by Arash Irandoost, PhD.,Walton K Martin, Gill Gillespie, PhD
Light snow was falling when the two young men set out on horseback for the border to flee Iran. By the time they were deep in the mountains, it had become a blinding blizzard, the temperature had dropped below freezing, and they were barely alive...more
Written by Van D. Hipp, Jr. - former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army
This week brought welcomed news and a wake-up call in the Global War on Terror from the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Norwegian police officials confirmed on Thursday morning that they had arrested three men with connections to Al Qaeda and plans to carry out terrorist attacks not unlike those stymied ...
Written by Barry Rubin - RubinReports.com
During the early 1980s I was asked to give a briefing for the head of the Toyota auto company and other enterprises. It was just after the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and during the height of the Iran-Iraq war, so regional instability was much on the mind of everyone.