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Geopolitics / Asia

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Pakistani Villagers – Polio Inoculations for Electricity

Jun 12, 2013 at 16:46 | John Daly

Rural populations oftentimes feel neglected by their officials ensconced in the capital.Getting their attention is difficult, requiring creative thinking to engender publicity to force bureaucrats to pay attention…

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Thailand’s Energy Shortages Raise Political Temperature

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:49 | John Daly

Thailand has not had an easy time over the past several years. The government was reshuffled in 2011, the country was hit with massive flooding in October of the same…

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Myanmar Attracting Major Energy Investors

May 31, 2013 at 16:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

China's national oil company said it's finished building six new oil storage tanks on a tiny island off the coast of Myanmar. More work is planned there in terms of…

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Proposed Kazakh-Indian Pipeline a Long Shot at Best

Mar 14, 2013 at 18:10 | John Daly

Oilmen are undoubtedly the capitalist world’s most hardy risk takers. There is no region too unsettled, nor government too corrupt, to dissuade them from their mission to drill for the…

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North Korean "Insanity" Part of Geopolitical Game

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:54 | Jen Alic

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be colorful, but he isn’t crazy. There is logic behind the intensified war rhetoric, and while it may be convenient for the…

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North Korea: Preparing for War

Feb 21, 2013 at 17:02 | Jen Alic

The latest in the North Korea drama is the release of a video portraying US President Barack Obama and American troops going up in flames. But it’s not just…

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China Decides that South China Sea Oil is a National Asset

Feb 15, 2013 at 17:42 | John Daly

While the Western press is fixated on both recent North Korean nuclear tests and Beijing’s recent skirmishes with Japan over the Senkaku (“Diaoyu” in Chinese) islands, other maritime issues have…

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India Enters the Fray as the South China Sea Dispute Continues

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:50 | Geopolitical Monitor

Although the Xi Jinping administration is now secure enough in its transition to power to put nationalist jingoism back in the box from whence it came, recent events suggest that…

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EXCLUSIVE: Beijing Sinking Teeth into Western Turf in Asia

Nov 07, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Representatives from Russian energy company Gazprom met this week with Kazakh officials to discuss the natural gas potential in the region. Gazprom said delivering gas from Kazakhstan to members of…

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Myanmar: New Frontline for East-West Oil Rush

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:15 | Jen Alic

Welcome to Myanmar, formerly Burma. A gateway to the Indian Ocean for China and the home of massive oil and gas wealth that is an important element of America’s Asia…

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