foreign policy


Are America’s interests aligning with Iran’s?

George Friedman | 04 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor
Iran is weak; the US wants to avoid going to war. Is a deal possible?


US and Europe: geopolitical team of rivals

George Friedman | 25 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor
No matter what Americans do, their European friends will sniff that they are cowboys or naifs.


Foreign policy as finger-wagging

George Friedman | 18 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Russia, Syria
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.


Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria

George Friedman | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Syria
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?


Azerbaijan: the eye of the storm

George Friedman | 12 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Azerbaijan, foreign policy
Why doesn't the United States take more interest in this critical country sandwiched between Turkey, Iran and Russia?


Redlines and the problems of intervention in Syria

George Friedman | 01 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Syria
The US and its European allies do not have the force needed to end Syria's appalling bloodshed.


Iraq, a war foretold

Paul Rogers | 27 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iraq
Even as the ground war in Iraq opened on 20 March 2003, there were clear indications of the carnage to come.


A new reality in relations between US and Israel

George Friedman | 20 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Stratfor, United States
It's like a marriage that continues out of habit but whose foundation has withered. Can Obama's visit repair it?


Morsi tips the strategic balance in the Middle East

George Friedman | 05 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Middle East, Stratfor
The new Egyptian president has moved to consolidate the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, with unpredictable consequences.


More caution in foreign policy

George Friedman | 08 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, foreign policy, Stratfor
We can expect a great deal of unhappiness with the second Obama administration overseas.


Final presidential debate

Sheila Liaugminas | 23 October 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: foreign policy, Gov. Mitt Romney campaign, presidential debates
First thoughts…Both campaigns are going to claim their guy won. But that depends on their criteria.


A new normal in US foreign policy

George Friedman | 10 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Stratfor, United States
American detachment from the chaos in Syria indicates that a new foreign policy is settling into place.


The death of a dictator and the death of an ambassador

George Friedman | 19 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Libya, Stratfor
If you wage war for moral ends, you are morally bound to manage the consequences.


War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the US

George Friedman | 12 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Israel
Bellicose speeches and sabre-rattling do not add up to an existential threat.


Poland’s fragile independence

George Friedman | 29 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Poland, Stratfor
For Poland, geopolitics is an existential issue. Nothing in its history says that disaster is impossible.


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