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."
Stevedores at Peru's main port are on indefinite strike because of disputes over the number of workers that should be engaged in loading and unloading, Gestion reported March 2, citing operator APM Terminals.
Turkey will evaluate whether to participate in an international coalition operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said, adding that he will visit Baghdad on March 4, Hurriyet Daily News reported March 2.
Egypt has received $23 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait since the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi, Reuters reported March 2, citing Egyptian Investment Minister Ashraf Salman.
Five Colombian generals and one admiral will travel to Havana, Cuba to discuss a bilateral ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by the acronym FARC, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said in an interview with Spanish TV RTVE, Caracol Radio reported March 2.
Germany’s second largest utility company plans to sell its oil and natural gas exploration and production unit to the investment arm of Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman's Alfa Group for $5.7 billion, Bloomberg reported March 2.
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.