In this Q&A interview with Salon, Stratfor's vice president of Tactical Analysis outlines the basics of the Islamic State -- what kind of group is it, what is its history, what are its capabilities, and what kind of threat is the group to the United States.
SalonFriday, September 26, 2014 - 14:14Featured Analyst: Scott Stewart
In an interview with Fox News' DEFCON 3 program, Stratfor's military analyst comments on the recent U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and breaks down the potential long-term plan against the terrorist group.
While the ranks of foreign fighters from America include both naturalized citizens and the native-born, Kamran Bokhari of Stratfor says second-generation Muslim Americans trying to balance two cultures could be particularly vulnerable. "It's natural for the second generation to be feeling sort of lost and not knowing who they are," he writes.
The Associated PressMonday, September 22, 2014 - 11:43Featured Analyst: Kamran Bokhari
In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek's economics editor Peter Coy on secession movements in Europe, Stratfor's founder and chairman commented: “Since 1914 we’ve seen the constant breakup of entities and creation of independent states. The last major wave was 1991-92 when the Soviet Union broke up. Then Yugoslavia broke up. Now you’re seeing long-term stable powers like the United Kingdom starting to take seriously the possibility.”
Bloomberg BusinessweekThursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:47Featured Analyst: George Friedman
From Stratfor founder's recent Geopolitical Weekly column, as quoted by New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman: "The United States must turn this from a balance of power between Syria and Iraq to a balance of power among this trio of regional powers (Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia). They have far more at stake and, absent the United States, they have no choice but to involve themselves. They cannot stand by and watch a chaos that could spread to them.”
The New York TimesWednesday, September 17, 2014 - 09:13Featured Analyst: George Friedman