Sunday, June 04, 2017

Stratfor - France's Macron Gets to Work

May 31, 2017

The Brief

Emmanuel Macron won this month's French presidential election on a promise to balance state intervention in the French economy and reforms intended to make it more competitive. The new president's ability to implement his agenda will hinge, in part, on the backing it receives in the French National Assembly. angle
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Essential Reading

Turkey's Long Arm, the Straight Dope and Medal Fatigue angleA brief look at some recent developments in the world of sports that we're keeping an eye on.
Why NATO Has a Hard Time Committing angle 
Though Donald Trump is hoping to persuade members to meet their obligations, the alliance historically has had a tough time maintaining a united front.

The Unstoppable Force at the Center of Indian Politics angle 
Three years into an administration beset by challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still India's most formidable politician.

 Watch and Listen

Podcast: Crisis in Venezuela Stratfor Latin America Analyst Reggie Thompson joins the podcast to offer
some context on exactly how things are changing in Venezuela and what that country’s future looks like. Then from Venezuela, we’ll turn to China for a conversation about our latest series on Stratfor Worldview. angle
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Iran's Geographic Challenge
Linking the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central and South Asia, Iran has struggled to balance the benefits and risks of its geographic positionangle
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 Stratfor Store Reports

The Geopolitics of Maritime Chokepoints 
This report explores 11 of the world's most important chokepoints, each of which plays a vital role in geopolitics. angle
World War I Retrospective  This report explores how key events and occurrences from the Great War continue to resonate over 100 years later. angle

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