Stratfor: Israel’s New Strategic Position

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor Israel has expressed serious concerns over the preliminary U.S.-Iranian agreement, which in theory will lift sanctions levied against Tehran and end its nuclear program. That was to be expected. Less obvious is why the Israeli government is concerned and how it will change Israel’s strategic position.

Stratfor: Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor A deal between Iran and the P-5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) was reached Saturday night. The Iranians agreed to certain limitations on their nuclear program while the P-5+1 agreed to remove certain economic sanctions. The next negotiation, scheduled for six months from …

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 …