Stratfor.com, "a private intelligence company engaged in open-source information monitoring," offers this free current-awareness and analysis service. Researchers, international relations analysts, and interested general users will find a rich assortment of news and commentary on political, social, military, and economic events and trends worldwide. The site contains several significant sections. The first is a set of three Intelligence Centers (Global, CIS/Eastern Europe, and Asia). Each contains breaking news, short special reports, and commentary. The next section, Hotspots, offers news and reviews for seven selected areas. The other two main features at the site are the Global Intelligence Update (GIU), a free weekly and quarterly summary of events "relevant to a particular business or region" (available online or in email), and quarterly and annual forecasts of economic and political events worldwide.
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