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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

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The Great South China Sea Hydrocarbon Grab

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…

Has The PRC Decided On Its Global Strategic Posture?

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…

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

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…

What Territorial Dispute? Vietnam Moves To Repair Relations With China

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…

China’s Careful Days

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…

Sakhalin Energy Reserves Russian Calling Card for Improved Japanese Ties

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.

This Week in Energy: At the Crossroads of Japan’s Energy Future

This Week in Energy: At the Crossroads of Japan’s Energy Future

Jan 24, 2014 at 13:58 | James Stafford

Japan’s 9 February gubernatorial elections are being billed largely as a referendum on the fate of the country’s nuclear energy future—an election that will shape the debate on whether Japan…

Ten Trends that will Effect Asia in 2014

Ten Trends that will Effect Asia in 2014

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:00 | ISN Security Watch

According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Asia could be in for a turbulent 2014. Today, Evan Feigenbaum outlines the ten key factors – both positive and negative –…

Southeast Asia Energy Advisory

Southeast Asia Energy Advisory

Jan 17, 2014 at 17:36 | Editorial Dept

This week our advisory for investors focus on India and Indonesia, where new oil and gas blocks are up for offer, and Pakistan, where the government is banking on a…

Freed from Prison Russian Energy Oligarch Khodorkovsky Flies to Germany

Freed from Prison Russian Energy Oligarch Khodorkovsky Flies to Germany

Dec 20, 2013 at 12:38 | John Daly

Following a marathon four-hours news conference on 19 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a surprise announcement to make about former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, arrested in October 2003 and…

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