In short, the next few decades will see the erosion of central authority in the former colonial world, which will be somewhat violent at first, before settling down into a reasonable harmony. Geography will be more crucial than ever, even as technology makes the earth smaller and more claustrophobic.
But as messy as Egypt's current situation seems to Western eyes, there’s a silver lining in the shaping of a new government that understands what needs to be done and who it can count on, according to Reva Bhalla, an analyst at Austin, Texas-based Stratfor, the geopolitical consultancy founded by George Friedman.
Index UniverseWednesday, February 13, 2013 - 09:58Featured Analyst: Reva Bhalla
Global corporations are increasingly relying on their own intelligence networks to anticipate and respond to events that threaten workers’ safety or damage their business, said Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence at Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based corporate security consultant.
BloombergMonday, January 21, 2013 - 15:01Featured Analyst: Fred Burton
"Until the collapse of Libya under Gadhafi, the Malian Tuaregs were more or less 'managed' in a loose standoff" with the government in Mali, says Mark Schroeder, an Africa analyst with the intelligence firm Stratfor.
The major challenge to stability in the Arab world ... lies only partially in the transition to democracy from autocracy,” says Kamran Bokhari of Stratfor, the political consultancy. “Greater than that is the challenge mainstream Islamists face from a complex and divided Salafi movement.
Financial TimesThursday, January 10, 2013 - 09:54Featured Analyst: Kamran Bokhari