Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I have a brother-in-law who works for the Canadian Intelligience Service. Some years ago, he pointed me towards a newsletter by a private intelligence firm. It didn't take long to realize that these guys are dialed in pretty well to what is going on in the world. In addition, they provide insightful analysis of events, and what to expect next. I particularly enjoy reading an article from Stratfor, then hearing about it in the news a couple of weeks later. Moreover, Stratfor's insights are straight forward "spin-free" analysis based on the realities of geopolitics. Dr. George Friedman, the head of Stratfor, had some interesting comments on why the Nobel Prize was given to President Obama. Check it out here.