Russian leaders want a stable and strong Chechnya. But they don't want the republic to seek greater autonomy.
The winner of the two-round presidential election will need the cooperation of the the National Assembly, which will be selected just weeks after, to enact electoral promises.
By all appearances, the Ukrainian and Russian economies seem certain to keep drifting apart in the years ahead.
Stratfor Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Stephen Rakowski discusses Djibouti's role in geopolitics. On the Horn of Africa, the tiny country of Djibouti will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its independence on June 27. Its position on the Bab el-Mandeb strait has drawn great attention to it in recent decades, helping it punch above its weight in international affairs.
Stratfor Vice President of Tactical Analysis Scott Stewart examines the Manchester concert bombing in the context of recent attacks against other soft targets.
Stratfor Senior Asia-Pacific Analyst Zhixing Zhang discusses China's ambitious, 65-nation project.
Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne discusses the latest economic and political pressures building between Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas.