Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stratfor - The Key to Countering Iran

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In a diplomatic dispute that seems to be growing more heated by the day, the United States has taken another swipe at Iran. On Oct. 13, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to forgo the certification of Iran's nuclear deal with the West, just two days before the deadline, and to slap a new round of sanctions on a portion of the government in Tehran. angle 

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2017 Fourth-Quarter Forecast
An emerging nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula will rise to the top of the United States' agenda this quarter, reducing the priority of less pressing issues as Washington works furiously to avoid -- and prepare for -- the worst. As the White House's gaze remains fixed on Pyongyang's arsenal, Europe, Japan and China will turn their attention inward to wrestle with important questions about their political futures. angle

In Kirkuk, the Next Phase of Iraq's Conflict Begins
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Blog: How to Manage Risk for Your Global Business
The global economy is a fascinating ecosystem to both study and participate in. The term "globalization," while important, has an academic connotation that tends to underplay the very real and tactical implications for what it means to operate a business in 2017.  There are entirely new challenges to be faced and business competencies required to compete and win in today's economy, many of which have very little to do with the product or service that companies deliver to their customers. angle 

 
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Podcast: Conversation With Former Hostage Charles Glass
In 1987, journalist Charles Glass was held hostage in Lebanon for 62 days. After he escaped, Stratfor’s Fred Burton, then an agent with the U.S. State Department, was among those there to help him. Thirty years later, Burton sits down with Glass, now a Stratfor Worldview contributor, to discuss the experience. angle
Malaysia's Geographic Challenge
Stratfor explains Malaysia's primary geographic challenge: securing its coast along the Strait of Malacca. angle
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The Geopolitics of Natural Disasters - Free download for a limited time
When analyzing natural disasters through a geopolitical prism, there are many factors to consider. But geopolitics focuses on the broader, long-term impacts of such events, showing how natural disasters play a part in determining the fates of nations. angle
Geography and the Successful Militant Hideout
What is it that has allowed militant groups like the Taliban to evade destruction at the hands of vastly stronger forces? This report examines the interplay of physical and human geography in eight locations where militant groups have established hideouts where they can retreat and survive under pressure. angle
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