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Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Despite no claims in the…

The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

The geopolitical risk premium in…

Geopolitics / Middle East

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Arab Leaders Finally Awake to Growing Iranian Threat

Dec 23, 2009 at 14:04 | Claude Salhani

In order to survive revolutions must continue to propagate themselves or else they die; that was true of revolutions on the left that saw their golden years in the late…

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Growing Power of Iraqi Kurdistan Could Backfire on Tehran

Dec 19, 2009 at 03:54 | Gregory R. Copley

Iran's strategy to break Iraq into three component territories, and to dominate those territories in order to reduce regional opposition and to gain unfettered access to Syria and the Mediterranean…

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Is Turkey Shifting Alliances?

Dec 15, 2009 at 13:59 | Claude Salhani

For the last several decades it was generally assumed that Israel was the United States’ staunchest ally in the Greater Middle East. But when former Nebraskan Republican Senator Chuck Hagel…

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Iran Gains Strategic Momentum Balancing Russia, the PRC and the West

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:16 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Iran is gathering momentum to become a great regional power with global implications. It is already a nuclear weapons power, with externally-acquired nuclear weapons. But the question facing Iranians and…

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The Continuing Saga of Iran's Nuclear Build-Up

Dec 08, 2009 at 14:44 | Claude Salhani

History was made about ten days ago in Vienna at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency when China and Russia voted along with the United States to sanction…

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America's Best Ally in Afghanistan - Russia

Oct 16, 2009 at 18:15 | John Daly

As the Obama Administration ponders how to produce something resembling victory from the Afghan quagmire, it faces a number of foreign policy choices, few of them palatable. Despite the earnest…

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Afghan War a Subset of U.S. Efforts to Secure Central Asian Energy Riches

Oct 01, 2009 at 16:30 | John Daly

Operation Enduring Freedom, on Oct. 7 will begin its ninth year. At $4 billion per month, a National Priorities Project has determined that the total cost of military operations in…

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