Stratfor: New Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor The struggle for some of the most strategic territory in the world took an interesting twist this week. Last week we discussed what appeared to be a significant shift in German national strategy in which Berlin seemed to declare a new doctrine of increased assertiveness in the world — a shift that followed …

Stratfor: More Assertive German Foreign Policy

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor with Marc Lanthemann The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but the behavior it has elicited from Germany is perhaps more important. Berlin directly challenged Ukraine’s elected president for refusing to tighten relations with the European Union and for mistreating Ukrainians who protested his decision. In challenging President …

Stratfor: NAFTA and the Future of Canada, Mexico and the United States

by Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor. The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a mixed bag, a generally positive yet disappointing economic experiment.

Stratfor: Russian Energy Strategy

By By Lauren Goodrich and Marc Lanthemann, Stratfor The future of Russia’s ability to remain a global energy supplier and the strength the Russian energy sector gives the Kremlin are increasingly in question. After a decade of robust energy exports and revenues, Russia is cutting natural gas prices to Europe while revenue projections for its …