foreign policy


A new strategy for Afghanistan

George Friedman | 22 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, foreign policy, Pakistan
The US can choose to leave Afghanistan without suffering a strategic disaster. But Pakistan cannot leave Pakistan and still has to deal with the Taliban.


Never fight a land war in Asia

George Friedman | 07 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, foreign policy, Stratfor
An elective war in which the criteria for success are unclear and for which boots on the ground insufficient must be avoided.


President of the world

George Friedman | 05 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Stratfor
Obama may be hamstrung at home but he can still act decisively in the world - if he will.


Can Pakistan help the US exit from its longest-ever war?

George Friedman | 29 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, foreign policy, Pakistan
With a decisive victory in Afghanistan looking increasingly remote, will the US hand over the war to Pakistan?


How the midterm will shape Obama’s foreign policy options

George Friedman | 16 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Stratfor
If Republicans storm back into Congress in November, the President may have to turn to foreign policy to notch up any lasting achievements.


9/11 and the nine-year war

George Friedman | 09 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: 911, foreign policy, Stratfor, terrorism
Is counter-terrorism too narrow a focus for American foreign policy?


The real story of the suburban spies

George Friedman | 14 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, intelligence, Stratfor
Anyone who thinks that the Russian spies posing as PTA Moms and BBQ Dads were goofballs is wrong.


Choose Your Weapons

Francis Phillips | 02 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, history
A study of British foreign secretaries over two centuries raises perennial questions about international relations.


Thinking about the unthinkable: a US deal with Iran

George Friedman | 02 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor
Tied down in Iraq and Afghanistan, what other realistic options does the US have?


2009: The Year of Obama

George Friedman | 15 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Stratfor
Like Ronald Reagan, President Obama is persuasive, polarizing and enigmatic. But his charm may not be enough to power his foreign policy.


A million acts of kindness…untold?

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: foreign policy, Fort Hood, Islam
Here’s the walkup to Thomas Friedman’s incisive piece in the New York Times about what Maj. Hasan may have been thinking at Ft. Hood.


Buying time

George Friedman | 04 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Stratfor
Unearthing Obama's strategy at the present moment is difficult, but this does not mean it is not there, as strategy is less a matter of choice than of geopolitical reality.


Barack Obama’s great test

Godfrey Hodgson | 05 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy
The American president’s attitude towards international allies, partners and adversaries reveals the limits of his political leadership


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