Summary: Stratfor looks at events in our southern partner, whose dynamics we ignore but might have a decisive effect on 21st century America. Trade, crime, immigration -- Mexico is a central player in all of these, yet we pay more attention to events in Yemen. It's another example of our cloudy vision, a weakness that … Continue reading STRATFOR gives A New Way to Think About Mexican Organized Crime
Summary: Arousing fear has become not just an effective political tool but a good business in our increasingly gullible America. This post looks at one example from the many in today's news. An industry has grown to disseminate activists' scary stories. Like the candy industry it's big because we love their products although we know … Continue reading Are ISIS terrorists coming to America from a base in Mexico?
More about what might be the greatest threat to American sovereignty. At the end are links to other articles about our crisis to the south. "Mexico: The Struggle for Balance" By Scott Stewart, Stratfor, 6 April 2010 -- This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR. This week’s Geopolitical Intelligence Report provided a high-level assessment of the … Continue reading Strafor looks at Mexico: “The Struggle for Balance”
Another brilliant analysis from Stratfor, about (as Martin van Creveld foresaw two decades ago) one of the major threats to America. This is a another perspective to the recent articles about the "end of Mexico." At the end are links to other articles about Mexico. "Mexico and the Failed State Revisited" George Friedman, Stratfor, 6 … Continue reading Freidman of Stratfor writes about “Mexico and the Failed State Revisited”
The Dept of Justice has published an update on one of our longest wars, declared by President Nixon at a press conference on 17 June 1971 (more explicitly to Congress here). Only the War on Poverty (declared by LBJ on 8 January 1964) has run longer. (I have not found a date for first use … Continue reading National Drug Threat Assessment 2010