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Syria, Iran and the Balance of Power in the Middle East

The U.S. withdrawal from Iraq gives Iran an opportunity to extend its sphere of influence from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean. This has made bringing about the collapse of Tehran's allies in Syria a central part of a regional containment strategy against Iran. (With STRATFOR map)

Anonymous vs. Zetas Amid Mexico's Cartel Violence

The repercussions from the online activist collective Anonymous' previous operations never have been as grave as in its present campaign against the Mexican cartel Los Zetas.

Russia: Rebuilding an Empire While It Can

Russia is shoring itself up in anticipation of a new U.S. geopolitical surge after Washington turns its attention from the Middle East and South Asia.

Dissecting a Mexican Cartel Bombing in Monterrey

The detonation of explosives inside a vehicle in the Mexican city of Monterrey provides a useful occasion to discuss STRATFOR's methodology for analyzing tactical events.


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