Stratfor describes a paradise lost to China’s ambition

Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang Uygur province

Summary: Stratfor describes the next phase of China's expansion and its likely consequences. China's political and environmental problems are typical of what global growth will create during the next several decades. We must learn to manage this process better as we go from today's 7 billion people to the almost inevitable 10 billion by 2050. … Continue reading Stratfor describes a paradise lost to China’s ambition

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Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

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Summary: Stratfor reports on Trump's new strategy for the Afghanistan War, showing its low odds of success. It's a follow-up to my post Why Trump’s plan for Afghanistan will fail. How many US troops will die or be crippled trying to make this doomed plan work? "The United States Sets Its Sights Beyond Afghanistan" Stratfor, 22 August … Continue reading Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe

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Summary: Stratfor reports on the latest attack by ISIS in Europe. It's a drumbeat of terror, slowly increasing, rooted in Europe's large and rapidly growing Islamic population. So far the region's governments have responded with traditional police and security measures. These have failed. What will they do next? "Spain: Barcelona Reels From Terrorist Attacks" Stratfor, … Continue reading Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe

Stratfor: Mexico’s entrepreneurs provide the fentanyl that America wants!

Summary: Stratfor explains one aspect of our free market globalized world -- the export of fentanyl to America by Mexico's capitalist cartels. They saw the market and successfully met its demands, despite powerful opposition. As for Mexico, for a decade geopolitical experts have prophesied its doom from the growing power of the cartels. So far … Continue reading Stratfor: Mexico’s entrepreneurs provide the fentanyl that America wants!