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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Asia

Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

Apr 21, 2017 at 14:18 | Ag Metal Miner

Beijing is caught in something of a quandary. On the one hand, an admirable, and increasingly important social imperative, the Chinese government’s focus on air pollution, has resulted in a…

Is War Brewing In The South China Sea?

Is War Brewing In The South China Sea?

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | ZeroHedge

Adding fuel to an already highly combustible situation in Southeast Asia, Reuters reported Tuesday that China has “largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has…

Tensions Grow In The Southern Gas Corridor

Tensions Grow In The Southern Gas Corridor

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | The Jamestown Foundation

Europe’s longest running conflict was reactivated in Karabakh on February 25, with cease-fire violations along the line of contact. The skirmishes lasted a few days and left several soldiers dead…

North Korea's Regime In Jeopardy As China Bans Coal Imports

North Korea's Regime In Jeopardy As China Bans Coal Imports

Feb 20, 2017 at 12:52 | ZeroHedge

On Saturday, China said that it was suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of its effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping…

Are We Likely To See A Clash Over Resources In The South China Sea?

Are We Likely To See A Clash Over Resources In The South China Sea?

Feb 06, 2017 at 14:36 | Irina Slav

Sparks of hostility are flying between Beijing and Washington, kindled by China’s expansionist policies in the South China Sea – a major shipping route and a reservoir of oil and…

Trump’s Northern Tier Strategy Could Alter The Global Balance Of Power

Trump’s Northern Tier Strategy Could Alter The Global Balance Of Power

Feb 03, 2017 at 17:05 | Gregory R. Copley

How the US Trump Administration Deals With Emerging Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran Issues Will Determine How the World Reacts Exiled Iranian strategic philosopher Dr Assad Homayoun notes: If Iran switches…

How Uncertainty In Uzbekistan Threatens China’s Energy Security

How Uncertainty In Uzbekistan Threatens China’s Energy Security

Sep 02, 2016 at 16:54 | Global Risk Insights

Following reports of a stroke, a global guessing game has ensued, with observers uncertain as to the status of Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov. While rumours of his death…

The Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises Tensions

The Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises Tensions

Jul 12, 2016 at 09:30 | Irina Slav

An international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, spurring concern about Asia’s biggest economy’s next moves. China…

The Russia-China Energy Marriage And The Multipolar World

The Russia-China Energy Marriage And The Multipolar World

May 10, 2016 at 11:14 | Irina Slav

Trade between Russia and China in the first quarter of the year grew 3.6 percent on the year, to $14.2 billion. A senior CNPC official has confirmed that the…

Oil Sanctions Risk Pushing An Unstable North Korea Over The Edge

Oil Sanctions Risk Pushing An Unstable North Korea Over The Edge

Apr 05, 2016 at 16:12 | Charles Kennedy

A new round of United Nations sanctions on North Korea has a lot of loopholes, and China is only enforcing those that hit at Pyongyang’s weapons-making…

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