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."
Hong Kong police arrested 3 protesters who were demanding that the government cancel entry permits for Chinese tourists and calling for the Chinese Communist Party to be toppled, Reuters reported March 1.
The main Tuareg rebel coalition that includes the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad has asked the Malian government for more time to consult its people before deciding on a peace agreement, Al Jazeera reported March 1.
Russian authorities arrested Ukrainian lawmaker Alexei Goncharenko in Moscow before a funeral parade for Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on March 1, Ukraine Today reported and Goncharenko confirmed on his Facebook page.
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine have withdrawn heavy weapons from the contact line in compliance with the Minks agreement that went into effect Feb. 15, leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic said, RIA Novosti reported March 1.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said March 1 during a state visit to Spain that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will not surrender if it faces the risk of extradition to the United States, Caracol Radio reported.