Written by George Friedman
The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted.
Written by Jonathan Spyer
The Jerusalem Post
August 7, 2008
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman is to visit Syria next week, to discuss the opening of diplomatic relations between the countries, a Lebanese official told reporters this week. French President Nicolas Sarkozy last month hailed President ...
Written by Kathy Shaidle
Written by Dani Reshef
It is almost six and a half years since Afghanistan was taken over from the Taliban and a new, supposedly Democratic regime, was formed supported by the richest and strongest economy of the world. Despite all the efforts the situation in Afghanistan is worse anddeteriorating ...
Written by Barry Rubin
August 3, 2008
Strike One. September 6, 2007. Israel bombs and destroys Syrian nuclear facility. Syria is powerless to retaliate.
Strike Two: February 12, 2008. Hizballah operations' chief and terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyah assassinated in a secure area of Syria's capital, ...
Written by Rodger Baker
July 29, 2008
By Rodger Baker
Stratfor Geopolitical Intelligence Report
Something extraordinary is happening in China, and we are not talking about the Olympics. Rather, Chinese officials have been clamping down on visa applications and implementing bureaucratic impediments to new and renewed ...
Written by Benn, Aluf
Written by Hans M. Kristensen
July 25, 2008
By Hans M. Kristensen
The U.S. military has canceled a controversial war plan designed to strike adversaries promptly - even preemptively - with conventional and nuclear weapons. The strike plan was known as Concept Plan (CONPLAN) 8022 and first entered into effect in the summer ...
Written by IICC