"I would put this immediately at the top of the white board back at headquarters: 'Grass-roots jihadist activity,' probably inspired by the Canadian government’s admission that they intend to assist in bombing ISIL targets,” says Fred Burton, a former U.S. Diplomatic Security special agent and deputy counterterrorism chief.
US NewsWednesday, October 22, 2014 - 15:52Featured Analyst: Fred Burton
In an interview with Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Stratfor's vice president of intelligence comments on the danger of "lone wolf" jihadist sympathizers: "Those are the kind of individuals that worry the FBI and DHS to death because if they're not in the system and they haven't reached out in a jihadi chat room, if they haven't traveled to the battlefield and they haven't been in contact with others currently under surveillance, those are the kinds of persons that are very, very dangerous," said Burton.
KPRCTuesday, October 21, 2014 - 09:30Featured Analyst: Fred Burton
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