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Geopolitics / Asia

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

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

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

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

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…

Oil Companies Shun South China Sea As Geopolitical Tensions Rise

Jan 03, 2016 at 16:06 | Ryan Opsal

The South China Sea is continually paraded as a region rich in oil and gas deposits; however, no one really knows what’s there with any degree…

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?

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

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

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…

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