Stratfor: Iran’s leaders face their greatest challenge

Unrest in Iran

Summary: Iran's leaders led it to  a draw with Iraq, withstood four decades of sanctions, Israeli assassination of their nuclear scientists, and the collapse of oil prices after 2008. Now Stratfor describes the their greatest challenge: protests by their own people. "The Voices of Discontent in Iran Crank Up the Volume, to a Point" From … Continue reading Stratfor: Iran’s leaders face their greatest challenge

Stratfor describes Russia and China allying against America

Russia-China Alliance

Summary: The world's nations are forming new alliances. Last month we looked at the Saudi-Israel alliance. Here Stratfor looks at major nations allying against America (other powers always organize against a hegemon), starting with Russia and China. How this plays out will shape the 21st century. "The Rise of a Not-So-New World Order" By Sarang Shidore, Senior … Continue reading Stratfor describes Russia and China allying against America

Stratfor looks at the strange Saudi – Israel alliance

Saudi - Israel map

Summary: Here Stratfor looks at the long-rumored tacit alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel -- against Iran. It has slowly grown for years, and has already had great force on the region. Combined with its third member, the United States, they can reshape the Middle East. Or at least try to do so. In the … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the strange Saudi – Israel alliance

Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman

Summary: This week's events in Saudi Arabia might further destabilize this key region. Here Stratfor cuts through the fog of misinformation to explain what we know -- and what might happen next. "... sweeping change in Saudi Arabia has historically required consensus among the ruling family. But that system now seems to have run its … Continue reading Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Stratfor explains why self-driving cars won’t rule soon

Autonomous Vehicles

Summary: Millions of jobs will be lost when autonomous vehicles dominate the roads. Here Stratfor explains that most difficult factor is not building the technology, it is our fear of new technology. Driving Consumers Toward Automated Vehicles. by Stratfor, 3 November 2017. Highlights. Recent technological developments will keep automated vehicles on track for a limited commercial … Continue reading Stratfor explains why self-driving cars won’t rule soon