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Wikistrat is the world’s first crowdsourced analytical services consultancy. Founded in 2010, it has developed and patented an online platform that allows geographically dispersed specialists to collaboratively analyze complex issues in real-time. Anchored by a global network of almost 1,300 experts in global geopolitics, country risk, and select functional issues, including cyber warfare, Wikistrat provides clients in the public and private sectors with a compelling value proposition.

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Could Saudi Arabia Reshape the Middle East?

(4) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 2:19 PM

Dr. Shay Hershkovitz is Wikistrat's Chief Strategy Officer and a political science professor.

In his monumental 1984 masterpiece Cities of Salt, Jordanian author Abdul Rahman Munif described the Gulf before the oil addiction hit - i.e., days of pride and independence that ended once the West pushed...

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Science Just Wants To Be Free

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 7:03 PM

By Dr Roey Tzezana is a senior analyst at Wikistrat, an academic manager of foresight courses at Tel Aviv University, blogger at Curating The Future, the director of the Simpolitix project for political forecasting, and founder of TeleBuddy.

For a long time now, scientists...

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The Re-Emergence of the Zero-Problems Policy? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 4:37 PM

By Dr. Shay Hershkovitz
Wikistrat's Chief Strategy Officer and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political Science at Tel-Aviv University

The January 12 terror attack in Istanbul was the latest in a series that began last July at the border city of Suruç and continued in October...

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Let's Get Virtual

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2016 | 2:18 AM

By Dr. Shay Hershkovitz
Chief Strategy Officer, Wikistrat

I work at a virtual organization which operates a virtual community of professionals. This means that I work at a virtual entity whose employees are in different offices, cities and countries (and even on different continents), and with a...

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Turkey Post-Elections: Will Erdoğan Be Balanced by the Opposition?

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 2:46 AM

The Republic of Turkey has undergone a seismic domestic political shift, as millions of Turkish citizens headed to the polls on June 7 and created a new parliament with four seated parties. Notably, this is the first time a party rooted in the Kurdish political movement has been able to...

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Will Latin America Again Become an Arena for Great Power Conflict?

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 11:32 AM

For almost two centuries, the Monroe Doctrine has shaped great power interactions with Latin America. Designed to provide a framework for protecting nascent Latin American republics from European colonial interference, the Monroe Doctrine grew into a vision of United States (U.S.) leadership, if not hegemony and domination.

The Soviet...

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Only Shock Events Could Trigger Pakistan's Fourth Military Coup

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 3:12 PM

Last year's mass anti-government protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and led by politician Imran Khan generated much speculation about Pakistan's next military coup - but of course it didn't happen. Instead, we witnessed a soft coup with army chief Raheel Sharif overcoming internal military

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A Silver Lining for the Ebola Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 8:30 AM

The dark cloud that is the Ebola epidemic hanging over West Africa, and moving into Europe and the United States, could have a silver lining if global leaders have the wisdom and courage to act. This is a strategic opportunity to replace the existing reactive, ad hoc global health response...

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If Scotland Leaves the UK

(4) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:43 PM

On September 18, 2014, Scotland nears a landmark referendum on whether to secede from the United Kingdom (UK). The vote on independence, which requires a majority to pass, will determine the shape of the country's political environment for years to come.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) envisions...

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The Ottoman Presidency?

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 5:35 PM

On Sunday, August 10, for the first time, Turkish citizens will directly elect their president. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is widely expected to win -- opinion polls have put him consistently ahead of his closest rival, veteran diplomat Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. Yet recent surveys have given Erdoğan less than 50...

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Can ISIS Really Pose a Threat to Jordan?

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 4:50 PM

In recent weeks, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (formerly known as ISIS, and now referred to as the "Islamic State") has captured large swaths of territory in Mesopotamia and proclaimed a Caliphate that aspires to consolidate political and religious control over the entire region. Some analysts have...

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