Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stratfor - Modern-day slavery, Mindanao's Jihadist affiliates, Syria'sfinancial turmoil

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Slavery is still the scourge it has been for the past 4,000 years. In 2016 alone, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 2,000 human traffickers and identified 400 victims. While economic growth has offered great benefits to both producer and consumer, it has also spurred a search for cheap labor. 


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POLITICS 
As NAFTA Stumbles, Mercosur Senses Opportunity
Mercosur is already trying to up agricultural trade with Mexico, and the demise of NAFTA could speed this process. 

FINANCE & ECONOMICS 
Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne examines the conflict-ridden country's serious financial troubles.

SECURITY
Beyond name recognition, Mindanao's militant groups have gained little from taking up the Islamic State banner.
ENERGY   
Watch as Stratfor analysts discuss how industrializing nations can reduce carbon emissions without sacrificing economic growth. 
 PODCAST 
As Iraqi forces prepare along the eastern shore of the Tigris river, Stratfor analysts discuss the fight ahead and the geopolitical challenges that will follow. Watch our video on satellite imagery for more context.

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