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Geopolitics / International

Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Russian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Bosnia

Feb 12, 2011 at 08:32 | Global Intelligence Report

In this weeks issue: - Foreign Investment for Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh? - Russian, Serbian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Northern Bosnia- Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Pakistani Army Base in Punjab

2011: Transition to a New Global Order

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:08 | Open Democracy

Three issues will dominate international relations in 2011: the United States’s relations with Europe, the emerging powers, and various countries of the global south; the ongoing international financial crisis (particularly…

The Politics of Fear and Paranoia

Jan 08, 2011 at 10:31 | Open Democracy

We live in a highly organized climate of fear. If security organizations depend upon fear and paranoia to sustain their existence, Wikileaks suggests using the same tools to hold them…

The Shape of the World in 2020

Dec 17, 2010 at 13:54 | Gregory R. Copley

None can foretell the future, and yet the shape of what we face can be shrewdly estimated with enough attention to historical trends; with broad contextual understanding; and with sufficient…

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva, But Chances of a Breakthrough are Minimal

Dec 08, 2010 at 10:06 | Robert Tait

Iran and six major powers have adjourned day one of the first face-to-face talks over Tehran's suspect nuclear program in 14 months, with Iranian officials insisting they would not bow…

Lunch With the CIA

Dec 03, 2010 at 17:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Lunch with the Central Intelligence Agency is always interesting, although five gorillas built like brick shithouses staring at me intently didn’t help my digestion. Obama’s pick of Leon Panetta as…

250,000 Secret U.S. Diplomatic Cables released by WikiLeaks

Nov 29, 2010 at 10:49 | Breffni O'Rourke

WikiLeaks' release of a quarter of a million confidential diplomatic cables will embarrass Washington -- but in all probability will not have more serious policy consequences for the United States.…

Transitions: France, India, Iraq, Jordan, Madagascar

Nov 26, 2010 at 09:03 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

France: Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy reshuffled the French Cabinet on November 14, 2010, to prepare for the 2012 Presidential Elections. He added more conservatives to the Cabinet, and 31 members were…

The Growing Importance of the U.S., Central Asia Partnership

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:40 | Joshua Kucera

The United States intends to expand security cooperation with Central Asian states, US diplomats say. One means to do so, they add, is increasing the capacity of the Northern Distribution…

Energy Tells Tale of Fading West, Booming East

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:53 | Llewellyn King

The patient is the United States and the diagnosis is “Asia shock.” It is a psychological disease with physical symptoms and no known cure. However there are therapies, therapies of…

Is NATO Still Relevant?

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:46 | Gregory Feifer

Poor NATO. Even as the alliance prepares to bring itself up to date by unveiling a new security concept for the 21st century at a summit in Lisbon this week,…

Turkey Deepens Strategic Relationship with China

Nov 16, 2010 at 16:14 | Global Intelligence Report

The visit by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Beijing a week ago, follows by a scant three weeks the visit by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Ankara on…

Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar Head Top 10 List of Most Corrupt Countries

Nov 08, 2010 at 09:02 | Global Intelligence Report

After recent reports that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other government officials received bags of cash from Iran, it’s no surprise that Afghanistan would be near the top of a…

Pentagon Fuel Supply Agreement Could Strain Relationship With Kyrgyzstan

Nov 05, 2010 at 10:37 | Deirdre Tynan

In a move that could strain Washington’s relationship with Kyrgyzstan, a key Central Asian ally, the Pentagon opted November 3 to award a new fuel-supply contract to a company that…

Russia's Demographic Timebomb

Oct 29, 2010 at 12:31 | Richard Weitz

Russia is experiencing an unprecedented demographic crisis, according to a prominent American population expert. The country’s dwindling population could make it hard for Moscow to implement its economic and diplomatic…

Turkmenistan Takes Sides in Pipeline Supply Competition

Oct 28, 2010 at 16:19 | Global Intelligence Report

While Russia has stated that its state-owned gas giant Gazprom would participate in a trans-Afghan pipeline with Turkmenistan, Turkmen officials have denied the same. This comes after a rather disappointing…

Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Iran Lashes Out, Washington Eyes Billions

Oct 25, 2010 at 09:51 | Global Intelligence Report

In This Week’s Issue: 68 Dead in Karachi, Pakistan Political Killing SpreeRussia, Venezuela Sign Nuclear Power Station DealWashington Eyes Billions in India Deals Netherlands Antilles Ceases to…

Power Shifting from West to Asia and Latin America

Oct 22, 2010 at 09:07 | Economywatch

In Asia, it's a truism that, as Chairman Mao put it, "the wind comes from the East", at least as far as the world economy is concerned. But what was…

Russia and Turkmenistan to Talk on Natural Gas Supplies

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:16 | Editorial Dept

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Turkmenistan on October 22-23 is likely to focus on the future of natural gas purchases from that country. Moscow is traditionally the biggest purchaser…

Russias Growing Anger over Afghanistans Growing Drug Output

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:32 | Deirdre Tynan

Russian frustration is rising with NATO’s “incomprehensible passivity” in efforts to contain Afghanistan’s growing drugs output. It has reached a point where some politicians in Moscow are starting to call…

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