Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered From the Panama Papers | Stratfor

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On April 3, the Panama Papers hit media outlets around the world, and the fallout was swift. A prime minister lost his job, and other global leaders are under mounting pressure to account for their actions. But the effects of the leaks are not evenly spread; the documents contained far more information about the offshore activities of individuals in the developing world than in the developed world. Whatever the reasons for the imbalance, it will likely limit the papers’ impact. In the developing world, long histories of corruption have dulled the public’s sensitivity to scandal, and repressive governments leave little room for popular backlash. Continue reading

Even As Russians Withdraw, Their Legacy in Syria Remains | Stratfor

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As the departure of Russian forces from Syria announced March 14 continues, evidence of construction at Russia’s main air base in the country demonstrates Moscow’s intention to maintain a military presence there. Imagery dated March 17 acquired by Stratfor of the Bassel al Assad air base in Latakia province and the naval base at Tartus highlights the ongoing Russian drawdown of its forces in Syria that Moscow contends will be largely completed by March 20. Continue reading

Stratfor: Bure iz ove godine nastaviće se i u narednoj

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Američki predsjednik Barak Obama i Ruski predsjednik Vladimir Putin na samitu G20, novembar 2015

Američki predsjednik Barak Obama i Ruski predsjednik Vladimir Putin na samitu G20, novembar 2015

30.12.2015
Biljana Jovićević

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Filip Mladenović: "MUĆNI GLAVOM" gost Lazar Stojanović.

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U subotu, 6. juna 2015. gost emisija “Mućni glavom” bio je Lazar Stojanović.

Filmski režiser Lazar Stojanović rodio se u Beogradu 1944. godine. Najpre je apsolvirao studije psihologije, a zatim upisao filmsku režiju, gde je napravio dva filma, “Zdrav podmladak” i “Plastični Isus” i u oba je sarađivao sa poznatim zagrebačkim umetnikom Tomom Gotovcem.  Continue reading

Daniel Serwer: Vučić bi trebalo vrlo jasno da saopšti da je sagovornik Beograda Sarajevo i da bi i bosanski Srbi trebalo da gledaju u Sarajevo kao u svoj glavni grad

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Branka Trivić              AUDIO

19.07.2015

“Upotreba ruskog veta u Savetu bezbednosti UN na britansku rezoluciju o Srebrenici nije konzistentna sa veoma jasnom proevropskom porukom koju je premijer Vučić poslao kad je nedavno bio u Vašingtonu” , ocenjuje u intervjuu za RSE Daniel Serwer, profesor i ekspert za Balkan sa vašingtonskog Johns Hopkins instituta.

“Da bi odnosi između Srbije i Bosne i Hercegovine mogli da se relaksiraju, tokom posete Predsedništva BIH Beogradu premijer Vučić bi trebalo vrlo jasno da saopšti da je sagovornik Beograda Sarajevo i da bi i bosanski Srbi trebalo da gledaju u Sarajevo kao u svoj glavni grad”, poručuje Serwer.

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The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures | Stratfor

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By George Friedman

Last week, a coalition of predominantly Sunni Arab countries, primarily from the Arabian Peninsula and organized by Saudi Arabia,launched airstrikes in Yemen that have continued into this week. The airstrikes target Yemeni al-Houthis, a Shiite sect supported by Iran, and their Sunni partners, which include the majority of military forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. What made the strikes particularly interesting was what was lacking: U.S. aircraft. Although the United States provided intelligence and other support, it was a coalition of Arab states that launched the extended air campaign against the al-Houthis.

Three things make this important. First, it shows the United States’ new regional strategy in operation. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s — of being the prime military force in regional conflicts — and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role. Second, after years of buying advanced weaponry, the Saudis and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are capable of carrying out a fairly sophisticated campaign, at least in Yemen. The campaign began by suppressing enemy air defenses — the al-Houthis had acquired surface-to-air missiles from the Yemeni military — and moved on to attacking al-Houthi command-and-control systems. This means that while the regional powers have long been happy to shift the burden of combat to the United States, they are also able to assume the burden if the United States refuses to engage. Continue reading

Netanyahu, Obama and the Geopolitics of Speeches

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By George Friedman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the United States this week to speak to Congress on March 3. The Obama administration is upset that Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Netanyahu without consulting with the White House and charged Boehner with political grandstanding. Netanyahu said he was coming to warn the United States of the threat of Iran. Israeli critics of Netanyahu charged that this was a play for public approval to improve his position in Israel’s general election March 17. Boehner denied any political intent beyond getting to hear Netanyahu’s views. The Obama administration claimed that the speech threatens the fabric of U.S.-Israeli relations.

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