With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home—especially...
Tomorrow’s Weather Today
The Old Farmers’ Almanac predicts a rough winter, with polar vortices expected to produce frigid temperatures and record snowfall across New York and New England... Read more
Do Some People Sense the Unseen? (Part 3)
Often science dismisses what it doesn’t yet grasp, until technology or some other breakthrough turns the tide. Before the advent of MRIs, for example, if... Read more
The Case for Aiding Anbar, ISIS-Controlled Iraqi Province
I ran into some Anbaris in Washington this week. All of them have lost friends or relatives in the fight against Islamist extremism in one... Read more
ECB Unleashes the Trillion Euro Bazooka, but How Will It Work?
Mario Draghi did get round to announcing a much-anticipated new round of quantitative easing (QE) in the end, but never have nine minutes felt so... Read more
Putin’s Plan to Fight Recession in Russia Also Increases Kremlin’s Control of the Economy
The Russian rouble started 2015 in much the same way it finished 2014: badly. After losing nearly 50% of its dollar value between July and... Read more
Ukraine Sliding Towards All-Out War Despite Mediation Efforts
Over the past few days, Ukraine has taken a significant turn for the worse. Fighting between rebels and government forces has intensified, the civilian death... Read more
Why Materialism Is Not the Answer
This talk by Rupert Sheldrake was banned by Ted because he exposes and questions the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the... Read more
For Sheldon Silver, What Goes Around Comes Around
Sheldon Silver and John Liu have little in common, at first glance, beyond their status as New York politicians who have dealt with charges by... Read more
It’ll Never Be Time for Term Limits on Congress
It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters... Read more
Mexico Cartel Map 2015
Video Transcript Every year Mexican cartels expand their control over the global drug trade, yet organized crime becomes more divided with crime bosses quickly rising... Read more
Encyclopedias: The Truths du Jour
The concept of an encyclopedia was invented to offer a comprehensive, yet relatively compact collection of truths that scholars could offer about the world in... Read more
Is There Life After Football for NFL Pros?
The cascade of woes that have befallen former NFL players has stunned fans and casual observers. Former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson committed... Read more
Reassessing Organized Crime in Mexico
Video Transcript Scott Stewart: Hello, I’m Scott Stewart, Stratfor’s vice president of tactical analysis. And I’m joined today by my colleague, Tristan Reed, who’s our lead Mexico crime... Read more
Did Swiss Bank’s Franc Surprise Signal Start of a Currency War?
Currency wars have been predicted for years. Outright monetary battles were last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when governments competed to devalue... Read more
What South Koreans Say About ‘The Interview’
Original article on www.vagabondjourney.com Weeks after its debut, Sony’s “The Interview” still garners wide attention in the news and on social media. Quite a grand... Read more
The Year of Living Dangerously
What if al-Qaeda or ISIL poisoned America’s drinking water, contaminated our rivers, and used the railroads to deliver bombs that randomly exploded with deadly force... Read more