In a live interview on BNN's "The Street," Stratfor's advisor on Middle Eastern Affairs and author of "Political Islam in the Age of Democratization" discusses the recent terror attacks in Canada and the difficult task Western nations face in the fight against jihadism.
"I sense Nigeria rushed to announce the deal with electoral-political calculations in mind," said Mark Schroeder, vice president of Africa Analysis at the Stratfor consultancy. "Getting a victory with the schoolgirls and a short-term truce with Boko Haram could be positive for President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign," he said.
Right now the Russia-China relationship is a marriage of convenience. Russia cannot rely on the West as its primary market for energy, and East Asia presents a perfect opportunity for Russia to fill its energy exports, explained senior Eurasia analyst at Stratfor, Lauren Goodrich.