Stratfor

Future EU 09-03-2017

The EU may bend to keep from breaking

The idea of protecting the European Union by making it more flexible appears to be a reasonable choice under the current circumstances, writes Stratfor.
Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Trump’s disruptive approach to trade

A shift in US trade policy that follows the outline presented on Wednesday (1 March) to Congress would upend the foundations of global trade as it is currently conducted, Stratfor experts write.
Euro & Finance 01-02-2017

For Greece and Its creditors, the clock is ticking

Both Athens and its creditors want to complete the review of Greece’s bailout program before the European electoral season starts in March, making an agreement likely, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 20-12-2016

Russian ambassador’s murder will bend Turkey relationship, not break it

Russia is facing growing threats, for a range of reasons, but yesterday's murder of its ambassador to Turkey is unlikely to break Moscow's relations with Ankara, writes Stratfor.
Armenia 21-11-2016

For Russia, some conflicts are colder than ever

The breakaway strategy should be understood as part of Russia's broader efforts to keep its sphere of influence in the former Soviet periphery intact so as to buffer against foreign rivals, writes Eugene Chausovsky.
Polio
Development Policy 30-08-2016

Polio: the disease Nigeria can’t seem to shake

Ridding the world of polio is going to take a little longer than originally expected, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Turkey’s careful incursion into Syria

Instead of a daring charge, Turkey is making a carefully calibrated entrance, as it has to balance and maintain relations both with the US and Russia, writes Stratfor.
Armenia 22-08-2016

Azerbaijan courts Russia and Iran

The Baku summit, during which Azerbaijan hosted the presidents of Russia and Iran, couldn’t have come at a better time, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

A purposeful show of Russian force

Russian aircraft took off from an Iranian air base on 16 August to fly bombing sorties over Syria. Stratfor reflects on the meaning of this development.
Global Europe 21-04-2016

Russia’s carrot-and-stick strategy

The NATO-Russia Council meeting held on 20 April failed to produce any concrete conclusions, but although it may be seen as unproductive, its occurrence is still notable, writes Stratfor.

Heading migrants off at the Brenner Pass

If Austria follows through with the Brenner Pass border controls, the economic and political repercussions will be felt throughout the entire region, writes Stratfor.
Armenia 11-04-2016

Armenia’s isolation laid bare

The latest phase of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is just another reminder of Armenia's unenviable geopolitical position, as significantly, its valuable alliance with Russia has not helped, writes Stratfor’s Eugene Chausovsky.
Global Europe 23-03-2016

Brussels attacks tear at the fabric of the European Union

Among other negative consequences for the EU, political parties and groups that want the United Kingdom to leave the Union could use the recent terrorist attacks to justify greater isolation from the continent, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Europe's East 22-03-2016

For Ukraine, EU sanctions on Russia hang in the balance

Ukraine needs the West more than the West needs Ukraine, and the government is in no position to pressure the European Union. Writes Stratfor, the Global Intelligence company.
14-03-2016

Why Syria’s government has survived the war

Thanks to military and police control inherited from the French colonialism, Bashar al-Assad's rule went almost completely unchallenged, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Euro & Finance 23-02-2016

EU solves one problem and creates another

The deal that was necessary to keep the United Kingdom in the EU has also opened the door for other members to use referendums — or more likely, the threat of referendums — as a negotiating tactic, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 11-02-2016

In Ukraine’s conflict, rumours of compromise grow

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Development Policy 04-01-2016

Ethiopia makes progress on the Nile Dam project

By learning how to cooperate, Ethiopia may be one step closer to realising its dream of finishing construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
China 15-12-2015

Gazprom falters

Gazprom's Russian rivals will use the company's financial difficulties as an opportunity to break the giant's hold on the Russian natural gas sector, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.

How the migrant crisis could accelerate a Grexit

Since Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia aren’t allowing economic refugees to enter their territory, there is now the potential for large numbers to end up stuck in Greece, empowering the far right, according to Stratfor.
A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 15-10-2015

For Ukraine, a Grand Bargain is still elusive

The obstacles to a ‘grand bargain’ on Ukraine are many, and one is the interpretation of the Minsk protocols, as there is no clear definition of what the "special status" which should be given to the separatist territories actually is, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Med & South 13-10-2015

Russia confronts the Gulf states on Syria

The recent meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Gulf states officials in Sochi have been much more confrontational than what was reported, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Climate change 01-09-2015

Alaska exemplifies the climate change debate

Alaska is perhaps the place where the conflicting interests between core interests and requirements to reduce energy consumption or use more expensive renewable energy are most apparent, writes Strafor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 18-08-2015

Russia’s ‘August Syndrome’ strikes again

This August, Moscow and Kyiv have escalated the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia seems to be anticipating larger US involvement in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.

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