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."
Disarmament efforts by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, will pave the way for Turkey to explore oil in Turkish-owned blocks in Iraq’s Qandil region, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said, Reuters reported March 2.
Greece has objected to Turkey’s unilateral decision to reserve a portion of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military use until the end of 2015, according to Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Constantinos Koutras, Today’s Zaman reported March 2.
Ukrainian lawmaker Alexei Goncharenko can leave Russia as he wishes and the Russian police have no legal claims against him, a representative from Moscow’s police department said, Interfax reported March 2.
Estonia's ruling center-right Reform Party holds 29.2 percent of the vote in the country's March 1 parliamentary elections, according to initial returns, Reuters reported. The party favors maintaining close ties with NATO.
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.