Budapest will struggle to maintain its policies without completely alienating Russia or the West.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban walks next to a giant flag in front of the parliament in the center of Budapest on March 15, 2012 as he arrives for an official ceremony commemorating the 164th anniversary of the 1848-1849 Hungarian independence war.(ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
Under a new draft bill sent to the Turkish parliament, the prime minister would have the final word on whether the military chief of the general staff should be tried by a civilian court for charges related to his position, Hurriyet Daily News reported Dec. 22.