"He kind of plays up to it. All these guys do," Scott Stewart, vice president at Stratfor, a global intelligence firm, said about the El Chapo legends. "It just kind of adds to the whole mythology -- kind of like the old pulp Western books they used to write about these outlaws."
CNNThursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:03Featured Analyst: Scott Stewart
"It's almost as if Ukrainian oligarchs are part of the process in which people rise to power," said Lauren Goodrich, chief Eurasia analyst at global intelligence firm Stratfor. "There's no ideology. It's all about the money and the self-preservation of their own respective empires."
In a live interview with CCTV America, Stratfor's senior Eurasia analyst explains the circumstances contributing to unrest in Ukraine and the potential consequences following violent protests in the country.
“As evidenced by Benghazi, when you look at high-threat conditions and expanding expeditionary diplomatic posts you have to question how many high-threat tours can you do before there’s an adverse effect on your people," said Burton. "Folks don’t understand that when you reduce the military footprint in a given country, someone has to pick up that slack.”
Stars and StripesFriday, February 14, 2014 - 15:21Featured Analyst: Fred Burton
“The murder rate in Juarez persisted because you had two powerful criminal organizations providing the weaponry, money and illicit drugs to push gangs to kill one another," said Stratfor Mexico Security Analyst Tristan Reed. "With the Sinaloa cartel and its elusive leader, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, unrivaled, the body count in Juarez has slowed."
If emerging economies try to prop up their currencies by buying them on the open market, they could run out of precious foreign exchange reserves. And if they let their currencies depreciate, they risk inflation from higher import prices. In short, says Karen Hooper, a director of analysis at Stratfor in Austin, Tex., these countries “are not well set up to handle a decline in investor interest.”
BusinessweekThursday, January 30, 2014 - 08:11Featured Analyst: Karen Hooper
In an interview with CNBC, Stratfor's founder provides his thoughts on the world's geopolitical landscape in 2039, including what he foresees for America's future relationships with China, the Middle East and Mexico.