posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 03:27 PM
A lot of their content is just short news articles you could probably find elsewhere, but their in-depth analyses are usually quite well written and
not just news. On some subjects they are very good aggregators. You might be able to find the information elsewhere if you visited a dozen sites and
did your own analysis, but they can give it to you in a neat package. IMO their content is somewhat "uneven" in its quality.
Their critics will often claim they aren't analysts at all, but reporters just like any news organization. But I think there is a world of difference
between some of their analysts and the typical MSM reporter more interested in blow drying their hair. Many of their employees really do have a
background in the intelligence field.
If you really do want to investigate Stratfor, skip the silly briefings on the front page and actually spend some quality time reading their longer
articles to get an idea of what they can do. A drive-by look at their site won't give you very good information. You run the risk of thinking your
brief superficial sortie means they are superficial, which just might be opposite of the truth.