18 January 2012
I’ve just discovered that STRATFOR is online again following last month’s hacking incident. And for a limited period (i.e. until it can get its new, more secure e-commerce system running), all its content is available free of charge. If you’ve not heard of it before, STRATFOR (Strategic Forecasting Inc.) is a privately owned open-source intelligence firm, which supplies geopolitical and security analyses to news agencies and governments around the world. If you are at all interested in current affairs, global politics or speculation about the near future, there is some really interesting stuff on their site (e.g. their annual forecast for 2012).