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.
Stratfor's Vice President of Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs joins a panel of experts on CBC's "The National" program to answer questions about the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, and what the militant group is trying to accomplish.
“Hostage-taking goes back to the dawn of terrorism,” Scott Stewart, Stratfor's vice president of tactical analysis, told USA Today. “But because ransoms are being paid out, we are seeing an epidemic of kidnappings.”
USA TodayFriday, August 22, 2014 - 10:52Featured Analyst: Scott Stewart
To get a read on what the future holds for the Middle East and Ukraine, Barron's connected with "one of our favorite experts on geopolitics" -- Stratfor founder George Friedman. "His judgments tend to be more nuanced and long-term than those of the press or Wall Street."
Barron'sSaturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:03Featured Analyst: George Friedman
"Maliki knows it is very difficult to gain a third term and is playing a high-stakes game to try and ensure his authority and influence continue into the new government, despite who may officially become prime minister," said Kamran Bokhari, a Middle East specialist at analysis firm Stratfor.
Stratfor's Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs joins Fox Business for a live panel discussion on next steps in the Iraqi conflict following U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State militants.