On Thanksgiving, the United States celebrates the Plymouth Colony, but few know that New England's colonization was a response to major geopolitical pressures.
The painting "Desembarco de los Puritanos en America," or "The Arrival of the Pilgrims in America," by Antonio Gisbert shows Puritans landing in America in 1620. By Antonio Gisbert (1834-1902) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Rouhani has been facing rising dissent, not just from the traditional IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] camp, but from a large segment of the public that is growing disillusioned with his policy because they’re not seeing the level of economic relief they were promised,” said Reva Bhalla, the vice president of global analysis at the geopolitical intelligence firm, Stratfor.
“They’re saying there was no intelligence failure, but there was certainly a protective intelligence failure,” says Fred Burton, a former DS special agent and deputy chief for counterterrorism. “They appeared to have no indication these guys were coming over the wall.”
Oil is “the most geopolitically important commodity,” said Reva Bhalla, vice president of global analysis at Stratfor, an advisory company in Austin, Texas. “It drives economies around the world” and is located in some “usually very volatile places.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to announce that the United Kingdom's membership in the European Union is dependent on a proposal that EU immigrants will have to work in Britain for four years before they can claim benefits, The Guardian reported Nov. 28.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the European Union would not enact sanctions against France and Italy right away, despite the two countries' failure to meet their public finance targets, Bloomberg News reported Nov. 28.
The European Union has imposed new sanctions on 13 individuals and businesses connected to the separatist Ukrainian areas of Donetsk and Luhansk, Sputnik News reported Nov. 27, citing a report from RIA Novosti.