QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2019 Third-Quarter Forecast

MIN READJun 17, 2019 | 14:35 GMT

Stratfor's 2019 Third-Quarter Forecast explores what the coming months ahead will bring, focused on international affairs and global risk through the prism of intelligence-based geopolitical analysis.

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The United States will remain at the center of world events this quarter as its strategic competition with China escalates, relations with Iran deteriorate and the threat of tariffs or sanctions loom over all. ...

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Global Trends

MIN READJun 11, 2019 | 20:12 GMT

Southern Scandinavia just before midnight under a full moon, showing the Northern lights aurora.

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Middle East and North Africa

MIN READJun 11, 2019 | 20:40 GMT

The Middle East and North Africa encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey, the deserts of the Levant, the lands north of the Sahara and all coasts in between.

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 20:54 GMT

Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Asia-Pacific region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Europe

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 22:13 GMT

Europe is a continent riven by pockets of distinct cultures whose differences are all too often irreconcilable.

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Americas

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 22:27 GMT

This geographically, culturally and politically diverse region is home to the United States, a nation whose geography helped it become the foremost economic and military power in the world

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South Asia

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 21:03 GMT

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 22:17 GMT

Covering an area that spans the entire width of the continent beginning at the Sahara Desert and ending at the southernmost tip of South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to countless cultures, languages, religions, plants, animals and natural resources.

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Eurasia

MIN READJun 16, 2019 | 21:07 GMT

Eurasia connects the East to the West, forming a land bridge that borders Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia.

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