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Russia’s Kurdish Pipeline Gamble

Russia’s Kurdish Pipeline Gamble

Rosneft continues to fortify its…

The Kurdish Referendum Could Reshape Oil Markets

The Kurdish Referendum Could Reshape Oil Markets

The Kurdish referendum for independence…

Geopolitics / International

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Is NATO Still Relevant?

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:46 | Gregory Feifer

Poor NATO. Even as the alliance prepares to bring itself up to date by unveiling a new security concept for the 21st century at a summit in Lisbon this week,…

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Turkey Deepens Strategic Relationship with China

Nov 16, 2010 at 16:14 | Global Intelligence Report

The visit by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Beijing a week ago, follows by a scant three weeks the visit by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Ankara on…

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Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar Head Top 10 List of Most Corrupt Countries

Nov 08, 2010 at 09:02 | Global Intelligence Report

After recent reports that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other government officials received bags of cash from Iran, it’s no surprise that Afghanistan would be near the top of a…

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Pentagon Fuel Supply Agreement Could Strain Relationship With Kyrgyzstan

Nov 05, 2010 at 10:37 | Deirdre Tynan

In a move that could strain Washington’s relationship with Kyrgyzstan, a key Central Asian ally, the Pentagon opted November 3 to award a new fuel-supply contract to a company that…

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Russia's Demographic Timebomb

Oct 29, 2010 at 12:31 | Richard Weitz

Russia is experiencing an unprecedented demographic crisis, according to a prominent American population expert. The country’s dwindling population could make it hard for Moscow to implement its economic and diplomatic…

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Turkmenistan Takes Sides in Pipeline Supply Competition

Oct 28, 2010 at 16:19 | Global Intelligence Report

While Russia has stated that its state-owned gas giant Gazprom would participate in a trans-Afghan pipeline with Turkmenistan, Turkmen officials have denied the same. This comes after a rather disappointing…

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Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Iran Lashes Out, Washington Eyes Billions

Oct 25, 2010 at 09:51 | Global Intelligence Report

In This Week’s Issue: 68 Dead in Karachi, Pakistan Political Killing SpreeRussia, Venezuela Sign Nuclear Power Station DealWashington Eyes Billions in India Deals Netherlands Antilles Ceases to…

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Power Shifting from West to Asia and Latin America

Oct 22, 2010 at 09:07 | Economywatch

In Asia, it's a truism that, as Chairman Mao put it, "the wind comes from the East", at least as far as the world economy is concerned. But what was…

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Russia and Turkmenistan to Talk on Natural Gas Supplies

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:16 | Editorial Dept

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Turkmenistan on October 22-23 is likely to focus on the future of natural gas purchases from that country. Moscow is traditionally the biggest purchaser…

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Russias Growing Anger over Afghanistans Growing Drug Output

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:32 | Deirdre Tynan

Russian frustration is rising with NATO’s “incomprehensible passivity” in efforts to contain Afghanistan’s growing drugs output. It has reached a point where some politicians in Moscow are starting to call…

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