"Geography hasn’t gone away. The global elite ... may largely have forgotten about it. But what we’re witnessing now is geography’s revenge: in the East-West struggle for control of the buffer state of Ukraine, in the post–Arab Spring fracturing of artificial Middle Eastern states into ethnic and sectarian fiefs and in the unprecedented arms race being undertaken by East Asian states as they dispute potentially resource-rich waters."
From an essay by Stratfor's Chief Geopolitical Analyst in The Atlantic magazine: "The debate Americans should be having is the following: Is an imperial-like foreign policy sustainable? I use the term imperial-like because, while the United States has no colonies, its global responsibilities, particularly in the military sphere, burden it with the expenses and frustrations of empires of old."
The AtlanticThursday, March 20, 2014 - 09:51Featured Analyst: Robert D. Kaplan
Stratfor's founder and chairman talks with Fox Business on the significance of events unfolding in Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, a geopolitical development Friedman anticipated and forecast five years ago in his book, "The Next 100 Years."
Fox BusinessMonday, March 17, 2014 - 18:06Featured Analyst: George Friedman
The military buildup in and around some "very nervous" countries in Central and Eastern Europe probably won’t lead to armed conflict between Russia and the West, said Eugene Chausovsky, an analyst at Stratfor. Yet a Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine could spawn a “potentially destabilizing situation” and fighting, he said.
Bloomberg BusinessweekSunday, March 16, 2014 - 17:14
Mr. Kaplan’s fascinating book is a welcome challenge to the pessimists who see only trouble in China’s rise and the hawks who view it as malign. He says that China’s power will grow whether America likes it or not, and that accommodating its rise, up to a point, is not capitulation.
The EconomistSunday, March 16, 2014 - 17:10Featured Analyst: Robert D. Kaplan
Ukraine is desperate for a financial bailout after its economy had suffered from months of protests and political conflict in the former Soviet state, and the West is eager to hand over the funds. But a lot of that cash could end up going to Ukraine's chief antagonist: Russia. "That money could very well indirectly make it toward Russia, given the amount of economic and financial transactions between Kiev and Moscow," said Stratfor Eurasia analyst Eugene Chausovsky.