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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.
Enlargement 19-01-2016

How the US can get Russia and Turkey to talk

With the Iran nuclear deal now in force, the United States can devote its energies to its next big regional challenge: dealing a crippling blow to Islamic State. The geopolitical strategy to move toward this goal is more circuitous than one might think, contends 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.
Global Europe 26-11-2015

Turkey picks a side

Turkey's careful balance with Russia and differences with the West over working with Islamist forces have long been a source of frustration for other members of NATO, writes Stratfor.

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.
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.
Armenia 03-07-2015

Armenian protests threaten regional stability

The ongoing protests over electricity prices are a danger to the Sargsyan government, according to Strafor, the global intelligence company.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Greece will hurt Europe, no matter what

With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Central Europe 11-06-2015

Why the West wants Romania to be less corrupt

Some members of the Bucharest elite had overt connections with the Kremlin. For the US and the EU, a stable Romania immune to Russian political influence is a priority, writes Stratfor.
EU Priorities 2020 02-04-2015

The New European Commission frustrates Germany

Germany and the newly appointed European Commission have different visions for Europe's future, which has caused tension between the two, writes global intelligence company Strafor.
Europe's East 13-08-2014

Russia Carefully Weighs its Options in Ukraine

Russia's decision to send its humanitarian convoy is a way to test the Ukrainian government's -- and the West's -- response to Russian moves, writes global intelligence company Stratfor.
Europe's East 04-02-2014

Ukraine crisis shows greater assertiveness of German foreign policy

The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but Berlin’s direct challenge of Ukraine's elected president is perhaps much more important. In challenging President Viktor Yanukovich, Berlin took on Russia, a reflection of Germany's recent brazen foreign policy, write George Friedman and Marc Lanthemann.
Global Europe 15-05-2012

France’s European and global strategy

  Though a Socialist, François Hollande’s relations with Angela Merkel are likely to remain within the framework of France’s long-term ‘Gaullist’ strategy of maintaining European power in the world and French influence in Europe, argues George Friedman.
Europe's East 13-05-2011

A militarised Visegrad group?

Poland's announcement that it will head a new battlegroup of the Visegrad Group underscores the country's military leadership in the region and is likely to pose a new challenge for Russia, argues global intelligence company Stratfor.

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