Live interview with Stratfor's economy analyst on CBC's prime time business program "The Exchange" to provide commentary on the different scenarios that could result from ongoing talks between the EU and Greece.
In this story from NPR's "Marketplace" program, Stratfor Military Analyst Sim Tack comments on the economic implications of a potential U.S.-Egypt fallout over military aid after the Egyptian government's purchase of French-made fighter jets.
"They're extraordinarily high-value targets -- you can see the amount of propaganda that can be gained by having an American, a Western hostage," says Fred Burton, a former U.S. Diplomatic Security Service special agent and State Department counterterrorism official. "It generates additional media attention, making the organization relevant."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Feb. 27 killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a provocation, and that he would take personal control of the investigation, the Business Insider reported, citing Kremlin spokesperson Dimitri Peskov.
Mexico has approved the auction of nine shallow-water hydrocarbon development blocks as part of its first licensing round to allow foreign investment in the country's oil sector, Argus reported Feb. 27.
Stratfor sources reported earlier that customers at Piraeus Bank ATMs in central Athens were having trouble withdrawing cash, but continuing reports suggest there is no widespread panic and that the problem is not affecting all of the bank's ATMs in the city.
The military and security cooperation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine does not include arms deals, UAE assistant Foreign Minister for Security and Military Affairs Faris al Mazrouei said, Emirates News Agency reported Feb. 27.
Avijit Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger who spoke out against religious extremism, was hacked to death as he walked through a crowded area of Dhaka with his wife, Rafida Ahmed, AP reported Feb. 27.
Piraeus Bank ATMs in downtown Athens appear to have run out of money Feb. 27, according to Stratfor sources in Athens. Customers have formed long lines to withdraw cash from the ATMs with no apparent success.
China is committed to maritime cooperation with Sri Lanka, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera's visit to Beijing, South China Morning Post reported Feb. 27.