Egypt largely turned inward over the last decade as it faced major challenges at home, but it can now turn its attention to resuming its historic role as a strategic regional power.
President Trump is fixated by tariffs, but such measures are hardly the main barrier to contemporary global trade. And unless the U.S. updates its thinking, the rest of the world is going to leave it behind.
By Matthew Bey
Whether it's a shaky coalition in Berlin, the specter of populism, persistent economic woes in Southern Europe or fears about Chinese investment, the European Union has a lot on its plate this year.
The U.S. has said it will soon begin pulling its forces from Afghanistan. But apart from the Taliban, few will be happy -- including Washington's biggest regional adversaries.
By Omar Lamrani
The coming presidential contest has thrown the country into a state of flux, threatening the political balance that has helped it contain its internal security threats.
By Ben West
The arrest of an engineer at Apple shows how those engaged in industrial espionage will update their tradecraft in response to new company safeguards.
Spectacular and sophisticated attacks have made al Qaeda and the Islamic State household names, inspiring "DIY" militants using simple weapons in mass casualty attacks. Today we look at what's ahead on the grassroots jihadist front.
The violent and resilient organization no longer controls vast swaths of territory, yet it remains a force to be reckoned with around the world. Here's a look at what to expect from the group in 2019.
Though the Islamic State has proved an enduring challenge, al Qaeda remains a potent jihadist force in many countries. Today, we examine the prospects for the group's many franchises in the year to come.
Until America's demand for cheap labor and drugs wanes, its southern boundary will remain permeable – regardless of the walls or sensors in place.
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
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.
By most conventional logic in the publishing trade, our approach shouldn't work. That it does is the reason for our shoutout here to the many independent thinkers and like-minded readers who are willing to swim with us against so many currents.