Hanoi's naval buildup will improve its position as it pursues Vietnamese interests in the South China Sea.
This is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events for the next week.
The fate of telecommunications reform will help pave the way for Mexico to make other important changes.
The forthcoming ruling coalition likely will focus on domestic issues.
The underlying factors leading to instability in Kyrgyzstan mean small protests can grow into threats to stability.
With domestic security forces striking, the military will have to deal with protesters directly.
The country's rugged terrain has allowed Afghans to resist more powerful forces for centuries.
Recent bureaucratic changes are part of a broader strategy to reflect changes in Beijing's priorities.