The South China sea is fast becoming “the most contested body of water in the world”, the main arena for geopolitical competition between a rising China and a US that, Kaplan contends, is in relative (if not necessarily absolute) decline.
Financial TimesTuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:47Featured Analyst: Robert D. Kaplan
"We would like to think that military bases are more secure," said Fred Burton, the vice president of intelligence at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm. "People think society's problems stop at the gate and they don't."
CBS NewsThursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:54Featured Analyst: Fred Burton
"Ansar al-Sharia can easily recruit disaffected young men who view Islam as the solution to problems that have plagued Tunisia for decades, allowing the group to grow faster than security forces can fight it," said Scott Stewart, vice president of analysis at Stratfor.
USA TodayWednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:12Featured Analyst: Scott Stewart
“The Germans lost World War II in the Ukraine,” said George Friedman, chairman of Stratfor. “You’re fighting on the Russian doorstep with limited resources in the place that’s been a graveyard of other military ambitions.”
The New York TimesThursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:59Featured Analyst: George Friedman
"Geography hasn’t gone away. The global elite ... may largely have forgotten about it. But what we’re witnessing now is geography’s revenge: in the East-West struggle for control of the buffer state of Ukraine, in the post–Arab Spring fracturing of artificial Middle Eastern states into ethnic and sectarian fiefs and in the unprecedented arms race being undertaken by East Asian states as they dispute potentially resource-rich waters."