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War With Iran Could Send Oil To $250

War With Iran Could Send Oil To $250

As tensions between Iran and…

The Bearish Threat Within OPEC

The Bearish Threat Within OPEC

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Geopolitics / Asia

Duel in the East China Sea

Duel in the East China Sea

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:39 | Dian L. Chu

With Bin Laden and Gaddafi out of the picture, the geopolitical headline is now shifting to Asia/China.  The most recent excitement came from a 3-way bitter territorial feud over eight…

Chinese-Japanese Senkaku Island Dispute - Vital U.S. Strategic Interest or Not?

Chinese-Japanese Senkaku Island Dispute - Vital U.S. Strategic Interest or Not?

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:35 | John Daly

As the U.S. repositions its military forces to assume a great role in the Western Pacific, the state Department has taken a position to defend the contested Senkaku islands, which…

Will the Territory Dispute in the South China Sea Lead to War?

Will the Territory Dispute in the South China Sea Lead to War?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:04 | Dave Summers

In the introductory remarks to these posts on Chinese energy supplies and usage, I mentioned that one of the concerns beginning to be evident lies in disputes over the…

Cold War Threatens as China's Military Spending Increases

Cold War Threatens as China's Military Spending Increases

Jun 15, 2012 at 17:14 | Editorial Dept

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Has Julia Gillard's Time in Power Ruined Australia's Economy?

Has Julia Gillard's Time in Power Ruined Australia's Economy?

May 11, 2012 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labour Party (ALP)-dominated coalition Government of Australia has clung to power without an express public mandate since the August 21, 2010, House of Representatives elections. This…

Will North Korea Disappear if We Ignore It?

Will North Korea Disappear if We Ignore It?

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:50 | Jen Alic

As North Korea celebrates 80 years and uses the occasion to lash out at the treacherous South with vows of a “sacred war” and to boast of its nuclear strike…

U.S. Risks Involvement in Regional Central Asian Disputes

U.S. Risks Involvement in Regional Central Asian Disputes

Apr 12, 2012 at 16:56 | John Daly

The Pentagon, clearly unsettled by its proposed 2014 drawdown of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, has cast its net wide to retain a presence in Central Asia’s post-Soviet states.…

Pakistan and India to go to War over Water?

Pakistan and India to go to War over Water?

Apr 04, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad’s obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot.Since partition in 1947,…

India and China Vie for Influence in Nepal

India and China Vie for Influence in Nepal

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

In the titanic struggle for world supremacy fought between the U.S. and USSR between 1945 and 1991, all eyes were focused on their attempts to bring Third world nations to…

China's Benign Foreign Policy Image at Odds with South China Sea Stance

China's Benign Foreign Policy Image at Odds with South China Sea Stance

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:35 | John Daly

Beijing for years has relentlessly projected a benign image in its foreign policy, but as its maritime neighbors are discovering, China’s pacifist representations do not extend to energy issues, most…


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