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Former Venezuelan General Takes Helm Of OPEC

Former Venezuelan General Takes Helm Of OPEC

Ex-general Manuel Quevedo, Venezuela’s current…

Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

From both a geopolitical and…

Geopolitics / International

Does Russia Have Anything to Fear from Chavez's Failing Health?

Does Russia Have Anything to Fear from Chavez's Failing Health?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:11 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Russia makes moves to deepen its energy cooperation with Venezuela, with Rosneft announcing a planned $10 billion investment in offshore oil and natural projects and the creation of a…

Could we See a Revolt in Azerbaijan?

Could we See a Revolt in Azerbaijan?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:10 | Editorial Dept

Incident: Azerbaijan is experiencing an unusual amount of unrest as protesters take a stance against corruption and challenge the authority of Azerbaijani strongman Ilham Aliyev, who has responded with a…

5 Geopolitical Risks Commodity Investors Must Be Wary of in 2013

5 Geopolitical Risks Commodity Investors Must Be Wary of in 2013

Jan 28, 2013 at 17:08 | Economywatch

On January 14, Deutsche Bank published their 2013 market outlook in which they identified several geopolitical hotspots to worry investors and businesses. They include a wide range of developed and…

Oil, Democracy, and Ideas

Oil, Democracy, and Ideas

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:59 | Claude Salhani

The French government came up with a catchy slogan during the 1970s oil embargo imposed by Arab member countries of OPEC in retaliation for the US and Western European support…

Geopolitical Impacts of the US Oil & Gas Boom

Geopolitical Impacts of the US Oil & Gas Boom

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:33 | Wolf Richter

Much digital ink has been spilled about the oil and gas boom in the US, the result of ever improving fracking technologies, and whether or not it will lead to…

The Transition Beyond Strategic Nuclear War

The Transition Beyond Strategic Nuclear War

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:17 | Gregory R. Copley

The world is now well advanced in transition to the age beyond strategic nuclear weapons. It may be, from the standpoint of military descriptors, a transition to the age of…

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…

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