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Geopolitics / International

Power Shifting from West to Asia and Latin America

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

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

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…

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan "6+3" Afghanistan Proposal Deserves Washington’s Attention

Oct 15, 2010 at 13:14 | John Daly

On 14 October the Atlantic Council hosted an extraordinary event, a “Roundtable on Providing Security and Stability in Afghanistan: Uzbekistan’s View” as part of its Eurasia Discussion Series. Tashkent deployed…

Weekly Geopolitical Summary, 14 October 2010

Weekly Geopolitical Summary, 14 October 2010

Oct 15, 2010 at 10:35 | Jen Alic

In this week’s issue: •Head of Turkmengaz Fired and Replaced with Deputy•CYBERCOM to Go Operational This Month•Govt Takes over Hungarian Plant after Deadly Toxic Spill•French Transport and…

US and Kyrgyzstan Wrangling Over Fuel Supply Offer for Access to Manas

US and Kyrgyzstan Wrangling Over Fuel Supply Offer for Access to Manas

Oct 15, 2010 at 08:43 | Deirdre Tynan

As talks to shape Kyrgyzstan’s next government get underway, the United States has fashioned a compromise fuel-supply arrangement that US officials hope will ensure American and NATO access to the…

Russia Makes Major Headway with South Stream Pipeline

Russia Makes Major Headway with South Stream Pipeline

Oct 08, 2010 at 13:54 | Jen Alic

Russia’s South Stream pipeline plans have increased momentum, netting formal agreements in the Balkans, most recently with Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska and Macedonia. The president of Bosnia’s Republika…

US Drones Kill Five German Nationals, Amid Europe-Wide Terror Alert

US Drones Kill Five German Nationals, Amid Europe-Wide Terror Alert

Oct 08, 2010 at 13:45 | Global Intelligence Report

Five to eight German nationals were killed on 5 October in a CIA drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The strikes were apparently part of a stepped-up CIA…

UK Diplomats Targeted in Yemen Attack

UK Diplomats Targeted in Yemen Attack

Oct 08, 2010 at 13:39 | Global Intelligence Report

On 6 October, the British deputy ambassador and four other embassy personnel were targeted in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the capital Sana’a. One of the embassy personnel was slightly…

Pakistan’s Continuing Border Blockade Exposes the Deep Rift Between Islamabad and Washington

Pakistan’s Continuing Border Blockade Exposes the Deep Rift Between Islamabad and Washington

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:37 | RFE/RL staff

The line of container trucks and fuel tankers waiting to cross into Afghanistan grows longer by the day at the Torkham border crossing, as Pakistan's partial blockade of NATO supply…

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