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Stratfor provides global awareness and guidance to individuals, governments and businesses around the world. We use a unique, intel-based approach to analyze world affairs.

US vs. Russia: The ‘Game’ In Syria Has Only Just Begun

Date: 13 September 2013

The crisis in Syria has quickly morphed into a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Russia's goal is to be seen as an equal of the United States, while Obama must tackle both domestic and international sentiment to dispel doubts about America’s preeminent global status.

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Iran: New Leader, New Hope?

Date: 19 June 2013

Winning a stunning victory in the country’s six-way presidential race, Iran’s new leader Hasan Rouhani has vowed to integrate Tehran into the international community, bolstering hopes for better relations with the West. A skilled negotiator and a moderate, Rouhani’s election could be the best news in many years for the future of the whole region – for Iran, its economy, the nuclear standoff, as well as diplomatic relations with Israel.

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Will The Arctic Be The World’s New Economic Hotspot?

Date: 31 May 2013

The shrinking icecaps in the Arctic have opened up new opportunities for trade, shipping and natural resource exploration at the top of the world. While the Arctic Council, representing countries with territory above the Arctic Circle, has no meaningful decision-making power at present, its decision to granted six new countries observer status could be a precursor for greater importance in the future.

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