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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

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Geopolitics / Asia

Azerbaijan: Oil, Natural Gas and No Complicated Politics

Azerbaijan: Oil, Natural Gas and No Complicated Politics

Dec 11, 2013 at 17:10 | Claude Salhani

Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic on the Caspian Sea, has the proper mix of abundant natural resources and uncomplicated politics making it attractive to Washington. Additionally, Baku has the desire…

Can China’s Financial Might Force Stability in Central Asia?

Can China’s Financial Might Force Stability in Central Asia?

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:21 | Eurasianet

Does China believe that it can bankroll a two-part goal in Central Asia – i.e., lower tensions between the region’s states and still make money? Not entirely, argues Chris Rickleton.…

Canada Continues Energy Push into Asia

Canada Continues Energy Push into Asia

Oct 17, 2013 at 16:56 | Robert M Cutler

Continuing Canada's search to conquer new Asian energy markets, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver was in Daegu, South Korea, this week to address the World Energy Conference. Oliver is on…

The Real Reason Behind China’s Military Expansion

The Real Reason Behind China’s Military Expansion

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:44 | ISN Security Watch

Many in the West view China's rapid military expansion as a growing threat to global and regional security. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, or so writes…

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:32 | Matt Smith

‘Twisting my melon‘ is a British phrase to describe being confused to the point of annoyance. The reason I bring it up is because it describes how I feel about…

China’s Energy Policies Unsettle Neighbors Both East and West

China’s Energy Policies Unsettle Neighbors Both East and West

Jul 26, 2013 at 17:04 | John Daly

China’s relentless search for global energy assets to fuel its voracious economy is one of the decades biggest stories, with Beijing willing to sign deals anywhere, anytime.That search…

Can Abe Revive Japan?

Can Abe Revive Japan?

Jul 20, 2013 at 00:29 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to revive Japan’s global influence faces considerable constraints, not least of which is the country’s persistent economic malaise. Although Abe is seeking to amend Japan’s…

Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise has Energy Undertones

Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise has Energy Undertones

Jul 06, 2013 at 15:29 | John Daly

For centuries, maritime powers have used their navies to “show the flag” in contested naval issues. Unlike armies, which must mobilize on frontiers, or air forces, which would need to…

Pakistani Villagers – Polio Inoculations for Electricity

Pakistani Villagers – Polio Inoculations for Electricity

Jun 12, 2013 at 16:46 | John Daly

Rural populations oftentimes feel neglected by their officials ensconced in the capital.Getting their attention is difficult, requiring creative thinking to engender publicity to force bureaucrats to pay attention…

Thailand’s Energy Shortages Raise Political Temperature

Thailand’s Energy Shortages Raise Political Temperature

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:49 | John Daly

Thailand has not had an easy time over the past several years. The government was reshuffled in 2011, the country was hit with massive flooding in October of the same…

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