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European Single Currency Reaches a Turning Point

European Single Currency Reaches a Turning Point

May 22, 2010 at 09:32 | Breffni O'Rourke

There have always been doubts about whether the euro could succeed. It presently binds together 16 European Union members, from top world economies like Germany, to stumbling, mismanaged economies like…

After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

May 15, 2010 at 08:51 | ISN Security Watch

This week's creation of a Conservative led coalition with the Liberal Democrats has brought the period associated with Margaret Thatcher after her election in 1979 to an end. The UK…

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

May 05, 2010 at 11:09 | John Daly

KYRGYZSTAN TODAY Kyrgyzstan’s interim government, having toppled the corrupt regime of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in Bishkek on April 7-8, faces many daunting challenges, from the economy gutted by Bakiyev’s…

Nazarbayev's Successful Diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan Signals Deeper Strategic Shifts

Nazarbayev's Successful Diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan Signals Deeper Strategic Shifts

Apr 19, 2010 at 19:00 | Roger N. McDermott

The recent crisis and instability in Kyrgyzstan, highlighted the fragility of security and the potential weakness of the political systems throughout the region and exposed new dimensions in the conduct…

Moscow Ascending: How Turkey's New Axis With Russia Affects US Interests

Moscow Ascending: How Turkey's New Axis With Russia Affects US Interests

Apr 16, 2010 at 19:00 | Gregory R. Copley

We have, in the past year, entered an entirely new dynamic in Eastern Mediterranean and South-East European strategic affairs. We are in a period and a region in which Russia,…

Floating Alternative to Nabucco Pipeline Moving Toward Implementation

Floating Alternative to Nabucco Pipeline Moving Toward Implementation

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia on April 13, 2010, took a major step toward the implementation of a substitute energy distribution network to substitute for the US-backed Nabucco strategic gas pipeline…

Kyrgyzstan: Business, Corruption and the Manas Airbase

Kyrgyzstan: Business, Corruption and the Manas Airbase

Dec 31, 1969 at 12:00 | John Daly

Kyrgyzstan’s mass anti-government protests last week were essentially the culmination of more than a decade of disillusionment and dissatisfaction that accumulated in the nation’s political, economic and social spheres from…

The Aftermath of the Kyrgyz Revolution - The Lesser Players

The Aftermath of the Kyrgyz Revolution - The Lesser Players

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | John Daly

(Part 2 in a three-part series) The recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan has largely been portrayed as an epic clash between U.S. and Russian interests. That said, interest in events in…

The Truth Behind The Recent Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

The Truth Behind The Recent Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Apr 12, 2010 at 19:00 | John Daly

The following article is the first of three examining the recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan and its implications.  Part 2 tomorrow will deal with the regional fallout from the “Tulip Revolution…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - Russia's pre-eminence in the EU Energy Market (Part 3)

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - Russia's pre-eminence in the EU Energy Market (Part 3)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

Russia’s preeminence in the EU energy market also became clear during 2009. The EU was smarting from the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war” of the previous winter when Ukraine held Europe’s heating…

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