Stratfor: we can learn to fight jihadists by studying the anarchists

Summary: We have difficulty dealing with present problems because we have forgotten so much of our past. Here Stratfor seeks lessons for our long war with jihadists by examining our long struggle with anarchists during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is rich with lessons for us.  The subject of this analysis is "nihilist and … Continue reading Stratfor: we can learn to fight jihadists by studying the anarchists

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Stratfor looks at the next phase of terrorism: ISIS drones

Summary: Stratfor looks at the videos of ISIS using drones and discusses their potential applications of this new weapon. Will we see ISIS drones in the skies of America?  Beyond the Buzz: Assessing the Terrorist Drone Threat By  Scott Stewart at Stratfor, 9 February 2017. The Islamic State is taking to the skies as the fight … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the next phase of terrorism: ISIS drones

Stratfor Predicts that the Islamic State Will Rot From Within

Summary: Remember the hysteria in 2014-15 about the Islamic State? Our geopolitical experts debated whether they would be stopped at Cairo, Paris, or Chicago. Fast forward to today, where Stratfor predicts the rapid decay of ISIS. But even after it fades to irrelevance, a Jihad 3.0 will arise. The Islamic State in 2017: Rotting From … Continue reading Stratfor Predicts that the Islamic State Will Rot From Within

Stratfor looks at the stray cubs of the Caliphate

Summary: Here Stratfor examines a growing and disturbing aspect of fourth generation warfare -- the increased use of children as soldiers -- by jihadists. This can help us to better know what to expect from this dark aspect of our future, and to prepare for it. The Stray Cubs of the Caliphate By  Scott Stewart … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the stray cubs of the Caliphate

Stratfor cuts through the hype about grassroots terrorism

Summary:  We have had many episodes of lone wolf terrorism. Each produces a tsunami of stories, but so far no strategic effects. Here Stratfor examines grassroots terrorism, helping us to better know what to expect. Putting Grassroots Terrorism in the Proper Perspective Lead analyst:  Scott Stewart. Stratfor, 8 December 2016. When it comes to claiming … Continue reading Stratfor cuts through the hype about grassroots terrorism

Stratfor: What the Ramadan Attacks Reveal About ISIS

Summary: The fall of Fallujah and the Ramadan attacks mark a decisive retreat of the jihadist (led by ISIS) from Mao's Phase 3 operations (holding areas) back to Phase 2 (attacks on the government, terrorism). Last week Stratfor looked at Fallujah; here is their analysis of the Ramadan attacks. Eventually it will get crushed as … Continue reading Stratfor: What the Ramadan Attacks Reveal About ISIS

Stratfor: Debunking the Myth of Total Security

Summary: Here Stratfor addresses one of the central myths of 21st century US politics -- that the government should provide total security to its citizens, who happily trade away their rights in exchange for this chimera. We can free ourselves from these fears! Debunking the Myth of Total Security Lead analyst:  Scott Stewart Stratfor, 14 … Continue reading Stratfor: Debunking the Myth of Total Security