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The OPEC Agreement Puts A Floor Under Oil Prices

The OPEC Agreement Puts A Floor Under Oil Prices

OPEC’s agreement to raise production…

Geopolitics / International

Transitions: France, India, Iraq, Jordan, Madagascar

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Iran Lashes Out, Washington Eyes Billions

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

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