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The Strategic Outlook: Fear and Uncertainty Have Paths of Their Own

Sep 17, 2010 at 12:27 | Gregory R. Copley

Fear and uncertainty create patterns, paths of their own. And societies are again in a mosaic of uncertainty — and resultant fear — over the fate and durability of the…

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US Hegemony and the Balance of Power

Sep 13, 2010 at 09:09 | ISN Security Watch

Recent Asian debates about the US role in global and regional security stem from two decades of strategic transition from Cold War bipolarity to uncertain US unipolarity challenged by unilateralism…

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Russia Diversifies Oil Exports with China Pipeline Link

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:20 | Jen Alic

Last weekend, Russia officially opened a section of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline link to China. Russia's RIA Novosti quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying: "The implementation…

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India Turns to Russia and Iran for a New Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:21 | Harsh Pant

Last month, in one of the largest single disclosures of such information in US history, WikiLeaks released more than 91,000 classified documents, some of which confirmed that Pakistani intelligence is…

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Sochi Summit Marks the Start of Russia’s Return to Dominance in the Northern Tier and the US Withdrawal

Sep 02, 2010 at 10:26 | Gregory R. Copley

The recently concluded Sochi Summit has highlighted the return of Russia to a prominent, even strategically dominant, position in the Northern Tier, as the US Administration of President Barack Obama…

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Uncertainties Highlighted in the Indo-American Nuclear Partnership

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:05 | Frank O'Donnell

India is moving closer to passing a Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage bill. This legislation would ensure that foreign suppliers of civilian nuclear equipment would pay no more than $322…

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Russia Strengthens it’s Backing of Georgia’s Breakaway Regions

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:53 | ISN Security Watch

The Kremlin made a series of new gestures in support of Georgia’s breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 8 August meeting with Abkhaz…

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Australian Defense Programs Delayed by Political Impasse; New Elections Possible in Near Future

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:48 | Gregory R. Copley

Australia’s August 21, 2010, Federal Parliamentary elections for the lower house (the House of Representatives) and upper house (Senate) led to a hung parliament, with the prospect that the next…

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The About Face in Iran-Brazil Relations

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:16 | ISN Security Watch

Brazil's president has pushed hard to unravel the diplomatic conundrum between Washington and Tehran, yet despite any perceived failures, he will leave Brazil with a much higher level of international…

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The Two Leaks

Aug 13, 2010 at 09:30 | ISN Security Watch

While Russian media were reporting about the scandalous Wikileaks and predicting the imminent collapse of the coalition in Afghanistan, the leak of classified FSB documents was entirely ignored. The documents…

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