“Gangs are tapping into pipelines in virtually every state of Mexico that has substantial fuel traveling underground,” says Tristan Reed, Mexico security analyst with global intelligence firm Stratfor. “However, northeast organized crime groups are the chief culprits -- specifically, Los Zetas and the various Gulf Cartel gangs.”
NPR's "Here and Now"Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:16
In a live interview on BNN's "The Street," Stratfor's advisor on Middle Eastern Affairs and author of "Political Islam in the Age of Democratization" discusses the recent terror attacks in Canada and the difficult task Western nations face in the fight against jihadism.
BNNFriday, October 24, 2014 - 14:26Featured Analyst: Kamran Bokhari
"I sense Nigeria rushed to announce the deal with electoral-political calculations in mind," said Mark Schroeder, vice president of Africa Analysis at the Stratfor consultancy. "Getting a victory with the schoolgirls and a short-term truce with Boko Haram could be positive for President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign," he said.
ReutersFriday, October 24, 2014 - 12:46Featured Analyst: Mark Schroeder
Right now the Russia-China relationship is a marriage of convenience. Russia cannot rely on the West as its primary market for energy, and East Asia presents a perfect opportunity for Russia to fill its energy exports, explained senior Eurasia analyst at Stratfor, Lauren Goodrich.
"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