Stratfor: U.S. Foreign Policy from the Founders’ Perspective

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor Last week I discussed how the Founding Fathers might view the American debt crisis and the government shutdown. This week I thought it would be useful to consider how the founders might view foreign policy. I argued that on domestic policy they had clear principles, but unlike their …

Stratfor: Debt Crisis from the Founders’ Perspective

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor The U.S. government is paralyzed, and we now face the possibility that the United States will default on its debt. Congress is unable to resolve the issue, and President Obama is as obstinate as the legislators who oppose him. To some extent, our political system is functioning as …

The Roots of the Government Shutdown

By George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Stratfor In general, Stratfor deals with U.S. domestic politics only to the extent that it affects international affairs. Certainly, this topic has been argued and analyzed extensively. Nevertheless, the shutdown of the American government is a topic that must be understood from our point of view, because it raises …