From Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as forecast by Stratfor's founder and chairman in his 2009 bestselling book: "Russia, Mr. Friedman predicted, will take actions that will appear to be aggressive but in fact are defensive. It will focus on recovering influence and control in the former Soviet Union, re-creating the system of buffers it once had." ... "It is only a matter of time before Russian influence will overwhelm Kiev," Mr. Friedman wrote.
Wall Street JournalTuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00Featured Analyst: George Friedman
"Asia's Cauldron is a short book with a powerful thesis, and it stands out for its clarity and good sense from the great mass of Western writing on what Chinese politicians have taken to calling their "peaceful development." If you are doing business in China, traveling in Southeast Asia or just obsessing about geopolitics, you will want to read it."
The New York TimesMonday, April 21, 2014 - 13:05Featured Analyst: Robert D. Kaplan
Stratfor Eurasia analyst Marc Lanthemann noted in an interview with CNBC that GDP projections for this year are the worst for Russia since 2008, and he confirmed that the country is seeing a deluge of capital outflows because of its foreign confrontations.
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