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
In an interview with The Globe and Mail comparing the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, Stratfor Advisor of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs, Kamran Bokhari, commented: “This group eclipsed al-Qaeda years ago, but nobody paid attention. It wasn’t evident, but now it is.”
The Globe and MailMonday, September 8, 2014 - 13:35Featured Analyst: Kamran Bokhari
“There is a tremendous amount of forensic evidence the killers have left behind, and there is no doubt in my mind that by now the U.S. intelligence community knows exactly who did this," Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence at the geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor, told FoxNews.com.
"Al-Shabab has had a fairly limited terror reach, conducting attacks in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, but it has long expressed a desire to become a transnational group," said Scott Stewart, the vice president of tactical analysis for the geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor.
CNBCWednesday, September 3, 2014 - 14:11Featured Analyst: Scott Stewart
The next step for Islamic State will be to consolidate its gains and engage in activity that’s going to keep the other side off balance, such as anti-Shiite bombings in Iraq, said Bokhari, co-author of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization published last year. It also will seek to exploit the differences among rebels fighting Assad’s forces, he said.
Bloomberg BusinessweekThursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:58Featured Analyst: Kamran Bokhari
A full-scale invasion is unlikely. While Putin's approval rating among Russians is sky-high, recent polling shows the Russian people aren't wild about an out-and-out invasion of Ukraine, said Robert D. Kaplan, the chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor.