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Geopolitics / International

U.S. Allies Ignore Washington's Iran Sanctions

U.S. Allies Ignore Washington's Iran Sanctions

Jan 02, 2013 at 16:55 | John Daly

Since the U.S. began its “global war on terror” in late 2001 in the wake of al Qaeda’s U.S. attacks, two of its most stalwart Muslim allies have been Turkey…

Weekly Energy Roundup: Libya, Syria and Gazproms Declining Influence in Europe

Weekly Energy Roundup: Libya, Syria and Gazproms Declining Influence in Europe

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:27 | Editorial Dept

In this week’s weekly recap we look at what is happening in Syria, how it differs from Libya, and recap the situation Gazprom now finds itself in thanks to the…

Blind, Deaf and Ignorant: 5 Recipes for US Intelligence Failure

Blind, Deaf and Ignorant: 5 Recipes for US Intelligence Failure

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:24 | Jen Alic

It was so much easier when it was just the Soviet Union, a clear enemy, even a fun game. So with the 9/11 disaster, America’s spy agencies were made to…

Piracy: Skulls, Cross-Bones and Letterhead

Piracy: Skulls, Cross-Bones and Letterhead

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:25 | Jen Alic

You can’t fight piracy on the high seas with naval power and clever security solutions alone, you can only shift the balance temporarily. Today’s pirates are all about modernization, and…

A New Global Pattern is Emerging Which Will Dictate How Strategies Are Planned

A New Global Pattern is Emerging Which Will Dictate How Strategies Are Planned

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:12 | Gregory R. Copley

Economic, social, political, and demographic changes are key drivers in what is a transforming global strategic architecture. This will necessitate a revision of existing power projection, trade, and intelligence priorities,…

Baghdad Snubs Biden over Oil 'Diplomacy'

Baghdad Snubs Biden over Oil 'Diplomacy'

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:30 | Jen Alic

That Washington was willing to set Vice-President Joe Biden up to be snubbed by Baghdad demonstrates how serious the north-south war over Iraqi oil and gas is and how the…

As the US Decline Continues, Canada Looks to Step in

As the US Decline Continues, Canada Looks to Step in

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

The world order of the 21st century is undergoing a deep transformation as the post-Cold War United States hegemony continues its slow and steady decline. As a result, we are…

Israel and China - A Marriage Made in Heaven, Except for Energy Issues

Israel and China - A Marriage Made in Heaven, Except for Energy Issues

Jun 15, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

China and Israel are the most pragmatic of partners. For China, Israel’s prime attraction is as a source of cutting-edge high technology, for Israel, its gaining a foothold in the…

Beleaguered Iran Seeks Allies in Post-Soviet Space

Beleaguered Iran Seeks Allies in Post-Soviet Space

Jun 08, 2012 at 17:01 | John Daly

Beset by rising rhetoric about a possible Israeli attack against its nuclear facilities, Iran is seeking full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an additional layer of international diplomatic…

The U.S. Turns its Back on Europe, Allowing Russia and China to Approach

The U.S. Turns its Back on Europe, Allowing Russia and China to Approach

May 10, 2012 at 17:37 | Gregory R. Copley

Europe is at a pivotal point. Or, rather, it is at a point where its structural transformation can no longer be ignored. Events in Europe have finally led…

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