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Reva Goujon on Dealing With Russia

Speaking with Fox News, Stratfor VP of Global Analysis Reva Goujon says making progress on U.S.-Russia relations comes with inherent restraints.

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Scott Stewart on Travel Safety in Mexico

Speaking with the CBC, Stratfor VP of Tactical Analysis Scott Stewart says foreign travelers can still travel safely in Mexico, but they need to take precautions.

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John Minnich on U.S.-China Trade

Speaking with BNN, Stratfor Senior East Asia Analyst John Minnich says contentious talk on trade with China comes with significant repercussions.

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U.S.: Trump Orders A Withdrawal From TPP

U.S. President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order for the United States to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), BBC reported Jan. 23. Read more…

Germany: Leading Member Of Right-Wing Party Disciplined, Not Expelled For Comments

Bjoern Hoecke, a leading member of Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, will be disciplined but not expelled from the party after controversial statements regarding Germany's Nazi past, the New York Times reported Jan. 23. Read more…

U.S.: Top Trump Adviser To Meet With Canadian Prime Minister's Team

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump and a top adviser to the president, will meet with members of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team on Jan. 24, a knowledgeable source said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein Names New Leader

The outgoing health minister of Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill, has been named the new leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party, The Guardian reported Jan. 23. Read more…

Egypt: Top Hamas Official Visits For Security Meetings

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh is in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest-level visit by a Hamas representative since the overthrow of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, AP reported Jan. 23. Read more…

Moldova: President Wants To Cancel Agreement For NATO Office In Capital

Moldovan President Igor Dodon said Jan. 23 he plans to cancel an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Moldova's capital of Chisinau, Radio Free Europe reported. Read more…

Colombia: Drug Growers Association To Be Founded

Illicit drug producers in Colombia are planning to found the National Coordinator of Coca, Marijuana and Opium Growers, La Silla Vacia reported Jan. 23. Read more…

China, Philippines: Countries Agree To 30 Projects Worth $3.7 Billion

China and the Philippines have agreed to work together on 30 projects on poverty reduction worth $3.7 billion, representatives from both countries said following a Jan. 23 meeting, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Government Forces And Allies Push Into Coastal City Of Al-Mokha

Yemeni government troops backed by their Gulf allies pushed into Yemen's southwestern city of al-Mokha on Jan. 23, military officials said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: No Political Discussions, Direct Talks With Damascus In Astana, Rebel Delegation Says

The delegation of Syrian rebels attending peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, will not enter any political discussions and will focus primarily on trying to salvage the Russian-Turkish cease-fire, a spokesman for the delegation said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Israel: Building Permits In East Jerusalem Approved

Israel approved building permits Jan. 22 for hundreds of homes in three East Jerusalem settlements, days after U.S. President Donald Trump took office, Reuters reported. Read more…

France: Left-Wing Parties Hold Presidential Primary

Socialist voters in France are casting ballots in a nationwide presidential primary to decide on their nominee for the election in April, BBC reported Jan. 22. Read more…

Gambia: Former President Leaves Country

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has left the country, BBC reported Jan. 22. Read more…

Syria: U.S. Observer To Attend Astana Peace Talks

U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol will attend the Jan. 23 Syrian peace talks in Astana as an observer, according to a State Department statement, Reuters reported. Read more…

Libya: Bomb Detonates Near Italian Embassy

A bomb detonated Jan. 21 in Tripoli near the Italian embassy and just behind the shuttered Egyptian embassy, according to security officials, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S.: German Chancellor Vows Compromise With New President

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Jan. 21 to compromise with the new administration of President Donald Trump on matters such as trade and military spending, Reuters reported. Read more…

Gambia: Former Leader Leaving The Country

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh will be leaving the country for Guinea in the next few hours in favor of his successor, new President Adama Barrow said Jan. 21, AP reported. Read more…

Turkey: Presidential System Passes Parliament

Turkish lawmakers approved a bill Jan. 21 to strengthen the office of the president with 339 out of 550 members of parliament in favor, Reuters reported. Read more…


2017 Annual ForecastFree

Long-term trends tend to quietly build over decades and then noisily surface as the politics catch up. Such is the case for 2017. Read more…