Whether it's a shaky coalition in Berlin, the specter of populism, persistent economic woes in Southern Europe or fears about Chinese investment, the European Union has a lot on its plate this year.
The U.S. has said it will soon begin pulling its forces from Afghanistan. But apart from the Taliban, few will be happy -- including Washington's biggest regional adversaries.
By Omar Lamrani
From Trump to China to the final frontier, Stratfor's analysts have delved into the events changing our world throughout 2018. Here's a look at some of the highlights from our weekly column On Geopolitics.
For 2019, Stratfor has forecast the continuation of problems between Russia and the West, a marriage of convenience between Moscow and China and more. But what do Russians think about all of this? We set off to find out.
Until America's demand for cheap labor and drugs wanes, its southern boundary will remain permeable – regardless of the walls or sensors in place.
The Kremlin says it has caught a covert U.S. operative in possession of classified information. A look at Paul Whelan's background, however, suggests he is anything but a master spy.
Just as it avoids direct confrontation with the U.S. on the battlefield, Tehran will avoid an all-out war in the digital arena. But it will also use online proxies and mercenaries to mask its involvement in lower-level cyberattacks.
Renewed hostilities between Ankara and the Kurds have laid waste to much of eastern Anatolia. Though the intensity of the physical war has diminished, the fight over symbols has not.
There are abundant reminders in Ramallah, Tel Aviv and elsewhere of the different realities that constrain and pressure each side of the conflict.
Colombia is not an easy country to govern. Its mountains and jungles have historically harbored towns and villages that have wildly different political worldviews and that have been in constant conflict since the country's independence in 1810. Political identity -- left or right -- has long been a defining feature of Colombia's isolated towns, particularly those in Antioquia department. It is in this context that in 1977 embattled rancher Ramon Isaza gathered forces in the sleepy river town of Puerto Boyaca to fight the FARC forces terrorizing his community.
By Diego Solis
In this scorecard, we take a critical look at our successes and slip-ups in forecasting the events of the past year.
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology has many critical real-world applications. At Stratfor, our in-house creative team uses GIS to create original, illuminating graphics to highlight emerging trends in geopolitics that are defined by geography.
By most conventional logic in the publishing trade, our approach shouldn't work. That it does is the reason for our shoutout here to the many independent thinkers and like-minded readers who are willing to swim with us against so many currents.