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Geopolitics / International

United Nations Approves Economic Sanctions Against Iran

Jun 12, 2010 at 12:39 | RFE/RL staff

The United Nations Security Council approves economic sanctions aimed at punishing Iran over its suspect nuclear program by a 12-2 vote. Twelve members of the Security Council voted "yes," while…

The Vital Relationship Between China and the United States

Jun 08, 2010 at 13:13 | Open Democracy

A number of events in April-June 2010 has seemed to suggest that relations between the United States and China are back on track after a difficult period. They include Hu…

Energy Cooperation Drives a Murky Venezuela-Iran Relationship

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:27 | Southern Pulse

During the course of May 2010, Iran and Venezuela continued to pursue agreements in the areas of security, business, housing, and so-called "non-aligned country" diplomacy. Energy, however, remains the mutual…

Georgia and Moldova Shocked at the Prospect of New EU Plan

Jun 02, 2010 at 14:55 | ISN Security Watch

Officials in Moldova and Georgia are reacting with concern to speculation that the EU is poised to remove special representatives appointed to their regions. If confirmed, the change would signal…

Chinese Plans to End US Hegemony in the Pacific

May 31, 2010 at 04:41 | Peter A. Buxbaum

The US is developing an air-sea battle concept to counter China's military buildup. But political problems and budgetary woes could kill the program before it ever gets started. China's People's…

Russia’s War Games Preparing for Conflict with the East

May 26, 2010 at 17:20 | Simon Saradzhyan

Russia should tackle negative socio-economic and demographic trends in the Far East and Siberia instead of reacting to China's continuing rise if it wants to head off the chances of…

NATO Not Learning Lessons in Afghanistan as it prepares for another Military "Triumph"

May 21, 2010 at 16:37 | Open Democracy

We need to break old assumptions if Afghanistan and Pakistan are to be secured. The term “exit strategy” often signifies a tacit admission of basic mistakes committed upon entering a…

Turkey Delays Breakthrough Gas Agreement with Azerbaijan

May 20, 2010 at 07:46 | Shahin Abbasov

In a surprise move, Turkey and Azerbaijan have postponed signing a package agreement on gas issues that had been touted as a strategic breakthrough on gas shipments to Europe. Turkish…

The Afghan Problem: Logistics, Re-supply & Growing Violence

May 18, 2010 at 08:43 | John Daly

Recent events highlight both the possibilities and fragility of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) presence in Afghanistan nine years after Operation Enduring Freedom began. There were a number of…

State Security: A Strategic Partnership between Moscow and the West

May 13, 2010 at 11:03 | Simon Saradzhyan

Russia, Europe and the US should form a firm alliance against common threats, which, if not addressed together, will grow to pose grave challenges to their security. On 9 May,…

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