Beyond the Pale

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (18) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com The Elephant in the European Living Room Last week the United Nations was the stage for numerous politically correct speeches, from urbane Western diplomats, ostracizing President Putin in an attempt to place him “beyond the Pale” of 21st Century civilised politics. President Putin’s …

Stratfor: Iranian Navy in a Symbolic Show of Force in the Atlantic

from Stratfor Tehran announced Feb. 8 that it had dispatched a frigate and a supply ship to the North Atlantic Ocean, where they will approach U.S. maritime borders. This is not the first time the Iranians have announced their intent to deploy naval vessels close to the United States. Iran made two such declarations in 2011 but never …

Stratfor: Ferocious, Weak and Crazy – The North Korean Strategy

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor Editor’s Note: The following Geopolitical Weekly originally ran in January 2013. We repost it as recent turmoil in North Korea returns it to the spotlight. North Korea’s state-run media reported Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the country’s top security officials to take “substantial and …

Stratfor: Next Steps for the U.S. – Iran Deal

What was unthinkable for many people over many years happened in the early hours of Nov. 24 in Geneva: The United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran struck a deal. After a decadelong struggle, the two reached an accord that seeks to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program remains a civilian one. It is a preliminary …