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Geopolitics / Asia

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The Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises Tensions

Jul 12, 2016 at 09:30 | Irina Slav

An international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, spurring concern about Asia’s biggest economy’s next moves. China…

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The Russia-China Energy Marriage And The Multipolar World

May 10, 2016 at 11:14 | Irina Slav

Trade between Russia and China in the first quarter of the year grew 3.6 percent on the year, to $14.2 billion. A senior CNPC official has confirmed that the…

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Oil Sanctions Risk Pushing An Unstable North Korea Over The Edge

Apr 05, 2016 at 16:12 | Charles Kennedy

A new round of United Nations sanctions on North Korea has a lot of loopholes, and China is only enforcing those that hit at Pyongyang’s weapons-making…

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Oil Companies Shun South China Sea As Geopolitical Tensions Rise

Jan 03, 2016 at 16:06 | Ryan Opsal

The South China Sea is continually paraded as a region rich in oil and gas deposits; however, no one really knows what’s there with any degree…

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The Great South China Sea Hydrocarbon Grab

Dec 08, 2014 at 17:24 | Llewellyn King

In all of the struggles for territory in history, none has been quite as ambitious or unusual as a country trying to steal a whole ocean. But that is what…

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Has The PRC Decided On Its Global Strategic Posture?

Nov 10, 2014 at 16:17 | Gregory R. Copley

Planners in the People’s Republic of China rightly see the need for a capable, blue water naval force to support and sustain the PRC’s rise as a global economic and…

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The Next Big Thing: The Growth in Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean

Oct 21, 2014 at 15:37 | Gregory R. Copley

Justifiable preoccupation by intelligence analysts with the rise of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) has paralleled the focus of popular attention on the growth of the People’s Republic of China…

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What Territorial Dispute? Vietnam Moves To Repair Relations With China

Aug 26, 2014 at 16:15 | Andy Tully

The government of Vietnam is sending a senior politburo member to China to help repair relations that were strained over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in waters of the…

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China’s Careful Days

Jan 30, 2014 at 16:46 | Felix Imonti

The Chinese believe that they can achieve their objective of acquiring islands throughout the South and East China Seas without a fight.  It worked against the Philippines.  If they try…

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Sakhalin Energy Reserves Russian Calling Card for Improved Japanese Ties

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:04 | John Daly

Siberia has traditionally conjured up images of fearsome cold and death, first as a place of exile under the Russian Tsars and later under the murderous regime of Lenin’s Bolsheviks.

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