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Apr 20, 2012 at 17:31 | Gregory R. Copley

Malaysia’s submarine procurement scandal was, by mid-April 2012, spilling onto the French political scene, highlighting a range of political and strategic dilemmas which ultimately impact (and reflect) on the national…

5 Interesting Revelations from the Stratfor Memos

5 Interesting Revelations from the Stratfor Memos

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:43 | Juan Cole

Wikileaks is publishing internal memos of the Stratfor security analysis firm. A few tidbits have emerged in these very early days, to wit: 1. Up to 12 Pakistani active-duty and…

Falklands Flare Up - Could a New Oil Find Re-Ignite an Old Conflict?

Falklands Flare Up - Could a New Oil Find Re-Ignite an Old Conflict?

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:52 | John Daly

The Falkland Islands, a British windswept archipelago in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina, last had its moment in the media spotlight three decades ago, when the two…

Natural Resource Depletion and the Changing Geopolitical Landscape

Natural Resource Depletion and the Changing Geopolitical Landscape

Jan 18, 2012 at 18:18 | Post Carbon

From competition among hunter-gatherers for wild game to imperialist wars over precious minerals, resource wars have been fought throughout history; today, however, the competition appears set to enter a new—and…

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:38 | John Daly

The recent dramatic pronouncement that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent cancer treatment in Cuba reverberated far beyond Venezuela, depressing his allies and elating his enemies. While the leader of his…

Pakistan to Tax NATO Transit Supplies?

Pakistan to Tax NATO Transit Supplies?

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

Consider – every single drop of fuel used by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces, largely composed of 90,000 U.S. military troops, must be brought into Afghanistan from outside the…

Obama Administration Finds Few Asian Takers for Oil Sanctions Against Iran

Obama Administration Finds Few Asian Takers for Oil Sanctions Against Iran

Jan 16, 2012 at 07:49 | John Daly

U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed a law imposing more sanctions on Iran's exports to punish Iran over its civilian nuclear uranium enrichment program, which Tehran insists is completely peaceful…

Ahmedinejad Visits Latin America, Washington Implores and Seethes

Ahmedinejad Visits Latin America, Washington Implores and Seethes

Jan 11, 2012 at 07:15 | John Daly

At the best of times, the U.S. government is regarded as somewhat out of touch with what’s happening in the American “heartland,” much less the world at large, so much…

Eight Strategic Factors to Consider in 2012

Eight Strategic Factors to Consider in 2012

Jan 03, 2012 at 21:23 | Strategic Studies

Rarely in the past six decades has global context counted for as much in strategic forecasting — trend analysis — as it does at the dawn of 2012. Reliance on…

Afghan Newspaper Lambasts China as Rapacious Exploiter

Afghan Newspaper Lambasts China as Rapacious Exploiter

Jan 03, 2012 at 21:05 | John Daly

With the news that the U.S. is holding secret talks with the Taliban in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, many Afghans are looking towards a future when military operations…

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