On an otherwise ordinary flight from Seattle to San Francisco, Alaska Airlines steward Sheila Fedrick noticed a disheveled teenager traveling with a well-dressed older man. She was silent; he was defensive. Fedrick’s antenna went up. "She looked like she'd been through pure hell," Fedrick said. She whispered to the teen to look for a note in the plane's restroom. Three words of response were all it took: “I need help.”
After almost a decade the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, a move that will have global implications.
Every so often, new technologies come along that revolutionize how we send goods to other places. But in the United States, regulations will delay the use of a new technological development the could improve home deliveries in urban environments: drones.
The danger of terrorism from within remains a persistent, albeit low-level, threat in the United States and elsewhere.
The threat of domestic attacks is real, even if the perpetrators are untrained. Domestic terrorists who can conduct spectacular, high-casualty attacks like those orchestrated by Timothy McVeigh or Anders Breivik are the exception rather than the rule.
Journalism tells you what you want to know. Stratfor tells you what you need to know. We co-exist in this ecosystem, but geopolitical intelligence is scarcely part of the journalistic flora and fauna.