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Annual Forecast 2016Free

With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. Read more…

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Defining Policy Failure

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For Border Security, Economics Trumps Politics

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Gauging India's Nuclear Power Potential

India needs energy to support its growing economy, but finding willing partners to work with the country's legal system will make it harder to build the country's nuclear power program. Read more…

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Sim Tack on New Satellite Imagery from Iran

Speaking with Fox News' Defcon 3, Stratfor Military Analyst Sim Tack says new satellite imagery raises questions about Iran's nuclear strategy during talks with the West.

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Rodger Baker on North Korea's Latest Rocket Launch

Speaking with CCTV-America, Stratfor Vice President of Asia Pacific Analysis Rodger Baker discusses what options the world does and does not have to address North Korean nuclear ambitions.

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Omar Lamrani on the Fight for Aleppo

Speaking with the Voice of America, Stratfor Military Analyst Omar Lamrani says Russian support for Syrian President Assad's regime has pushed the Syrian conflict to a tipping point.

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Colombia: Army Warns Of Impending ELN Attacks

Colombia's army and police are warning of a wave of impending attacks by the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country's second-largest militant group, El Espectador reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Military Affirms Plan To Deploy In Syria If Needed

The spokesman for Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen said Riyadh's decision to send troops to Syria is final, Al Arabiya reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Yemen: Pro-Government Forces Seize Military Camp

In Yemen, forces loyal to President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi backed by Saudi-led airstrikes seized a military camp 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the capital of Sanaa, Reuters reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Office Shooting Kills 6, Injures 2

A teacher opened fire in an education department office in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan province, killing six people and wounding two others, BBC reported Feb. 11. Read more…

Mexico: Nuevo Leon Prison Riot Kills Dozens Ahead Of Papal Visit

A prison riot broke out Feb. 11 at the Topo Chico prison in Nuevo Leon state in northeastern Mexico, killing 50 people and leading to the likely escape of several prisoners, according to local media, Reuters reported Feb. 11. Read more…

South China Sea: India, U.S. Deny Joint Patrols Report

The Indian Defense Ministry denied reports that it has held talks with Washington about conducting joint naval patrols, including in disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Times of India reported Feb. 11. Read more…

NATO: Warships Deployed To Aegean To Help Address Migrant Crisis

NATO's European commander on Feb. 11 ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece, AP reported. Read more…

Syria: Russia Proposes March 1 Cease-Fire

Russia has proposed a cease-fire in Syria to begin on March 1, unnamed U.S. officials said Feb. 10, AP reported. Read more…

Venezuela: Opposition Majority Supports Term Limit Amendment

The majority of opposition lawmakers support a proposed constitutional amendment to cut the president's term down from six to four years, set term limits and hold new elections in December 2016, Secretary General Jose Ignacio Guedez of the Causa R party said Feb. 10, EFE reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Bombers Kill 56 At Refugee Camp

A pair of female suicide bombers killed 56 people Feb. 9 at a refugee camp in the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa, Al Jazeera reported Feb. 10. Read more…

Sudan: President Replaces Chief Of Staff With Loyal General

Sudanese President Omar al Bashir replaced the head of his joint chiefs of staff with a trusted general who has assumed a leading role in negotiations with anti-government rebels, Reuters reported Feb. 10. Read more…

Saudi Arabia, Turkey: Leaders Consider Deploying Troops In Syria, Reports Say

Sources familiar with Saudi plans said Turkish officials are meeting with their Gulf counterparts in Riyadh about a plan to set up a safe zone in Syria, Gulf News reported Feb. 10. Read more…

Russia: Syrian Kurdish Separatists Open Moscow Office

Syrian Kurdish separatists with ties to the Democratic Union Party opened an office in Moscow Feb. 10, part of broader bid to be included in Syria peace negotiations, AFP reported. Read more…

Palestinian Territories: Unity Government Willing To Step Down

The Palestinian unity government said Feb. 9 that it would step down to make room for new leadership, Naharnet reported. Read more…

Iran: Guardian Council Upholds Disqualification Of Candidate

Iran's Guardian Council, which is in charge of constitutional overwatch, has upheld the disqualification of Hassan Khomeini from running for a position in a top clerical body, IRNA reported Feb. 10. Read more…

Koreas: Seoul To Pull Companies From Joint Industrial Complex

South Korea on Feb. 10 announced plans to stop operations at the Kaesong joint industrial complex on the border with North Korea due to Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, Yonhap reported. Read more…

South China Sea: India, U.S. Mulling Joint Patrols

The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols, including in disputed waters of the South China Sea, an unnamed Pentagon official said, Reuters reported Feb. 10. Read more…

Iraq: Prime Minister Calls For Cabinet Reshuffle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would reshuffle his Cabinet, replacing current ministers with professionals, technocrats and academics, Reuters reported Feb. 9. Read more…

Forecasts

Annual Forecast 2016Free

With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. Read more…