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  • The Eurozone Plans for the Worst

    This year will prove decisive for the eurozone. Between March and September, the Netherlands, France and Germany will hold general elections whose outcomes will help determine the future of Europe’s common currency. Italy, too, may hold a vote by the end of the year. In light of the uncertainty that awaits, the eurozone’s major players...

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  • The Eurozone: On the Edge of Crisis

    The bailout of Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank, was the first to take place after the eurozone instituted its “bail-in” rules. But those rules’ apparent failure adds another layer of risk for the currency union. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast The eurozone’s underlying economi...

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  • Striking a Balance Between Security and Freedom

    This article is reprinted courtesy of Stratfor A map of Syrian refugee flows hangs at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 18. Throughout history, collective blame and punishment have forced people to flee their homes en masse in search of freedom and safety. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: The Global...

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  • Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast

    Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. (Win McNamee/Oleg Nikishin/Abd Doumany/Hannelore Foerster/AFP/Getty Images) The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. In much of the developed world, the tr...

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