As the U.S. prepares for a contentious power transition, we invite readers to revisit this 2019 column on how the country's political polarization goes hand-in-hand with its economic core’s shift to the coasts.
Conflict in Nargorno-Karabakh will eventually subside amid renewed negotiations that will have major implications for Russian and Turkish influence in the broader region.
By Sim Tack
The EU is just the latest in a long line of attempts to create a common European destiny. But if its core members cannot pull together, the Continent’s global position risks sliding even further.
By Rodger Baker
The EU and U.K.’s ongoing disputes mirror those when Britain negotiated its exit last year, as both sides try to preserve their trade ties without compromising their national sovereignty.
With the pressures and opportunities of both a continental and maritime power, China faces an amphibian’s dilemma, as the characteristics best suited for life at sea and life at land may not always prove complementary.
By Rodger Baker
The continual reemergence of the Mohammed cartoon controversy suggests that this issue will remain an issue that motivates violence for years to come.
By Ben West
Whether the lessons of South Korea can be applied in the West remains to be seen.
By Ben West
The combination of desperate workers in strategic industries and decreasing security budgets represents a golden opportunity for hostile intelligence agencies.
A well-conceived security plan could mean the difference between life and death.
Renewed hostilities between Ankara and the Kurds have laid waste to much of eastern Anatolia. Though the intensity of the physical war has diminished, the fight over symbols has not.
There are abundant reminders in Ramallah, Tel Aviv and elsewhere of the different realities that constrain and pressure each side of the conflict.
Colombia is not an easy country to govern. Its mountains and jungles have historically harbored towns and villages that have wildly different political worldviews and that have been in constant conflict since the country's independence in 1810. Political identity -- left or right -- has long been a defining feature of Colombia's isolated towns, particularly those in Antioquia department. It is in this context that in 1977 embattled rancher Ramon Isaza gathered forces in the sleepy river town of Puerto Boyaca to fight the FARC forces terrorizing his community.
By Diego Solis
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How geopolitical events so far in 2019 align with -- and diverge from -- Stratfor's annual forecast.
In this scorecard, we take a critical look at our successes and slip-ups in forecasting the events of the past year.
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology has many critical real-world applications. At Stratfor, our in-house creative team uses GIS to create original, illuminating graphics to highlight emerging trends in geopolitics that are defined by geography.