Following his recent trip to Moscow, Stratfor's Founder and Chairman joined Fox Business for a live discussion on Russia's financial turmoil and Putin's mounting economic and foreign policy challenges.
"Iran’s trajectory is going up, and the Saudis are in trouble," says Kamran Bokhari, an adviser on Mideast affairs to the U.S.-based global intelligence company Stratfor. "The kingdom has major problems. It is in a multi-front struggle against Iran, the Shiites, Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State."
Stratfor's vice president of global analysis joined Bloomberg TV's "Bottom Line" for a discussion on Russia's mounting economic pressures, as well as other key geopolitical trends around the globe including U.S. nuclear talks with Iran and ECB President Mario Draghi's stimulus plan.
The European Court of Justice ruled that British citizens should be allowed to bring family members who are not EU citizens into the United Kingdom without a travel visa, as long as they are residents of another EU country, Sky News reported Dec. 18.
Russian President Vladimir Putin feels the pain the ruble's recent drop has caused for the average citizen but believes that his approval ratings are not directly tied to the currency's value, his spokesman said Dec. 17, Itar-Tass reported.
Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif will meet with top Afghan military and political leaders to discuss a possible joint military operation against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the group responsible for the deadly attack on a school in Peshawar, Dawn reported.
The European Union still considers Hamas a terrorist organization even though an EU court ruled that the Palestinian militant group should no longer be included on the list of international terrorist organizations, a European Commission representative said Dec. 17, AFP reported.