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The Soviet Union collapsed 25-years ago, but Russia today is now reasserting itself on the international stage. To learn more about developments in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union and a look at what’s ahead, Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich joins the Stratfor Talks podcast. Then Stratfor Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Stephen Rakowski answers one of our listener questions about challenges to economic development in Africa and South Asia Analyst Faisel Pervaiz returns to the podcast to explain how Pakistan’s geography continues to shape that nation’s foreign policy. Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. You can also email us at [email protected] Related Reading at Stratfor.com: From Red to Silver: The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Soviet Union - https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/red-silver-25th-anniversary-fall-soviet-union Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast: Sub-Saharan Africa - https://www.stratfor.com/forecast/2017-annual-forecast-sub-saharan-africa/sub-saharan-africa Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast: South Asia - https://www.stratfor.com/forecast/2017-annual-forecast-south-asia/south-asia The Hunt for Russia’s Next Enemy - https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/hunt-russias-next-enemy
SUCK-UP WATCH: Having backed the losing candidate, Google now tries to align with Trump. “Despite Google’s support of Clinton, and Trump’s tendency to hold grudges, the tech behemoth may very well succeed in its efforts to embed itself in the new power structure.” And apparently they’re doing okay: Joshua Wright, long an ally of Google, […]
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On previous Thanksgivings, I've written blog posts expressing my thankfulness for a relatively high degree of freedom in my adopted country and for various people in my life who have helped me along the way. The posts are here, here, and here. When pondering my post for this year, I realized that there is an organization that, and a person whom, I'm very thankful for and that I've have never expressed it. The organization is Liberty Fund, which funds this site. The person is the late Pierre Goodrich, whose generosity built and sustained Liberty Fund. Thank you. And thanks also to my co-bloggers Bryan Caplan and Scott Sumner and to our guest bloggers, Alberto Mingardi and Emily Skarbek. All do fine work. Thanks also to Liberty Fund's Amy Willis, who gives me good suggestions for graphics, and for the careful work of Lauren Landsburg, the overall editor of the Econlib site. Finally, thanks to Liberty Fund President and CEO Emilio Pacheco, who believes strongly in what we do. (8 COMMENTS)
President-elect Trump does not officially take office until January 20, 2017, but the question of what a Trump presidency could mean for U.S. foreign policy is already circling the globe. Two of Stratfor’s lead analysts, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker, sit down to discuss that very question and offer some context for this ongoing conversation in the latest episode of the Stratfor Talks podcast. Then Deputy Editor Lynn Wise speaks with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich about the role geography plays in Russia’s historical pattern of expansion and contraction. Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. You can also email us at [email protected] RELATED READING: A Simple Tool for Understanding the Trump Presidency https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/simple-tool-understanding-trump-presidency An Asian Perspective on the U.S. Elections https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/asian-perspective-us-elections Negotiating NAFTA’s Future https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/negotiating-naftas-future Russia Falls Into Old Habits https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/russia-falls-old-habits
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Stratfor Deputy Editor Lynn Wise and Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich discuss Russia's historical pattern of expansion and contraction caused by its geographic constraints. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com
This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. ByLauren Goodrich Nearly 10 years ago, Stratforpublished a serieson Russia's historical boom-and-bust cycle. At that time, Russia was clearly at the height of a boom, rebuilding itself into a stable and robust power. Today, the country is quickly descending into the next, less pleasant stage. [...]
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Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich looks back on Russia’s September 18 parliamentary elections and what’s ahead for Russia. Also, Editor-in-Chief David Judson discusses his new column, Stratforium, and the difference between journalism and Stratfor’s geopolitical intelligence and analysis. Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. RELATED LINKS: A Compromised Victory for the Kremlin - https://www.stratfor.com/geopolitical-diary/compromised-victory-kremlin Manipulating Russia’s Political Future, One Election at a Time - https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/manipulating-russias-political-future-one-election-time Stratforium: The Test of Being a Rorschach Test - https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/stratfor-test-being-rorschach-test
This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. By Lauren Goodrich Sept. 4 marks Russia's Day of Solidarity, a remembrance of two brutal terrorist incidents: the start of an apartment bombing campaign in 1999 and the bloody end of a siege at a Beslan school in 2004. Much as the 9/11 attacks changed [...]