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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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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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Turkey, Qatar: Emir Visits Turkish President In Istanbul

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Feb. 12, Daily Sabah reported. Read more…

Yemen: Pro-Government Forces Advance Toward Sanaa

In Yemen, forces loyal to President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi backed by a Saudi-led coalition have advanced to within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the capital of Sanaa, according to pro-government military sources, AFP reported Feb. 12. Read more…

Syria: UAE Special Forces Will Train Syrian Fighters To Retake Raqqa

Emirati special forces will deploy to Syria to help train local Sunni fighters to recapture the Islamic State capital of Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Feb. 12, AP reported. Read more…

Colombia: ELN Announces Armed Strike

The National Liberation Army, known by the Spanish acronym ELN, announced an armed strike from Feb. 14-17 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the death of former leader Camilo Torres Restrepo, El Espectador reported Feb. 12. Read more…

Mali: 3 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Attack On U.N. Base

Three U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 30 others were injured in an attack on a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Feb. 12, Reuters reported. Read more…

Greece: EU Members Set Deadline For Border Enforcement

EU members gave Greece on Feb. 12 a month to present a plan for improving border security and a three-month deadline for implementing the plan, Kathimerini reported. Read more…

Syria: Cease-Fire Deal Reached At Munich Talks

The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John Kerry said Feb. 12, the Washington Post reported. Read more…

South Korea, U.S.: Missile Shield Talks May Begin Next Week

South Korea could begin detailed discussions with Washington on bringing in an advanced U.S. missile defense shield opposed by China — the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) — as early as next week, an unnamed senior official said Feb. 12, the South China Morning Post reported. Read more…

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…


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…