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Tehran's Nuclear Threats Raise Global Concerns

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Iranian officials are increasingly suggesting…

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Geopolitics

Furious at Latest U.S. Attack, Pakistan Shuts Down Resupply Routes to Afghanistan "Permanently"

Nov 30, 2011 at 20:52 | John Daly

NATO recently literally shot itself in the foot, imperiling the resupply of International Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan by shooting up two Pakistani border posts in a “hot pursuit’ raid.…

Tensions Increasing Over Caspian Energy Riches

Nov 17, 2011 at 17:17 | John Daly

On 16 November in Astrakhan Lukoil president, Vagit Alekperov told journalists that his company will spend over $16 billion over the next decade to develop the country’s Caspian offshore Korchagin…

Airstrike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities Could Kill 100s of North Koreans and Russians

Nov 16, 2011 at 17:25 | John Daly

As the drums for direct military intervention to derail Iran’s purported covert military nuclear weapons program beat louder in both Jerusalem and Washington, an overlooked issue is the possibility of…

Sudan's Never-Ending Agony

Nov 15, 2011 at 17:07 | John Daly

On 9 July, the world’s newest nation emerged from the state of Sudan, when South Sudan achieved formal independence. Five months later, the new nation’s fragility is obvious to all,…

Central Asian Setback for the U.S. Military

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:38 | John Daly

The last few weeks have seen the U.S. Department of Defense suffer a number of setbacks in its effort to retain military influence overseas. First came the startling announcement on…

Brazil's Desire for Superpower Status

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:49 | Editorial Dept

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Iran and Northern Iraq - Thaw North of Baghdad?

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:42 | John Daly

Iraq’s announcement last week that U.S. forces would be required to leave Iraq under terms of the Status of Forces Agreement by 31 December blindsided Washington, and aroused predictable partisan…

Is Occupy Wall Street Just the First Step in a Global Anxiety Attack

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:33 | Tyler Hamilton

There’s plenty of analysis out there about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its spreading global tentacles. What does it mean? What do the protesters want? Will it continue to…

Iran and the Bomb: How Far Away is Iran from Producing a Nuclear Weapon

Oct 18, 2011 at 07:38 | Editorial Dept

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Caspian - Zone of Peace or "Northern Front?"

Oct 14, 2011 at 07:53 | John Daly

As tensions between Washington and Tehran rise exponentially over the case of a purported assassination plot against Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., some American politicians are calling for military…

Putin’s New Vision of Eurasia

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:50 | John Daly

Many western politicians have harbored deep suspicions of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimorovich Putin since he first emerged on the Russian political stage in 1999. This is hardly surprising, given…

China Believes it has Indisputable Sovereignty Over the South China Seas

Oct 05, 2011 at 07:41 | John Daly

An apocryphal quote attributed to Chinese Premier Chou En Lai when asked about the French Revolution was, "It is too soon to say." Those seeking further advice from Chairman Mao…

Turkey and Russia Spar Over Natural Gas Prices

Oct 03, 2011 at 16:12 | John Daly

While few people in the world have warm feelings for energy companies beyond perhaps their stockholders, Russia’s state-owned natural gas monopoly Gazprom has shown an unrivalled and unique capacity to…

Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:26 | John Daly

Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in…

North and South Korean Nuclear Breakthrough?

Sep 21, 2011 at 14:48 | John Daly

The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the few in the world where the First World coexists uneasily alongside the Third World. A second is the demilitarized zone dividing North and…

Libyan Rebels Triumph - So, Apparently, Does Islam

Sep 16, 2011 at 08:50 | John Daly

One of the most popular groups of the late 1960s, Country Joe and the Fish, had a scathing antiwar song about Vietnam, the “I feel Like I’m Fixing to Die…

Iranian Bushehr Nuclear Plant Comes Online - World Survives

Sep 14, 2011 at 21:38 | John Daly

On 12 September Iran brought its first nuclear power plant in Bushehr online, connecting it to the country's electrical grid. Iranian officials at the opening ceremony said that the 1,000…

China Ready to Assist Libya’s Reconstruction

Sep 13, 2011 at 14:59 | Charles Kennedy

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said that his country stands ready to assist Libya in its reconstruction following the downfall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, adding that Beijing supports…

Israel and Turkey - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Sep 08, 2011 at 08:08 | John Daly

September promises to be an epochal month, as the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday night told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a telephone call that he…

Russia Set to Lose Billions in Libya

Sep 05, 2011 at 08:13 | RFE/RL staff

Russia's belated recognition of Libya’s provisional leadership on September 1 carried a hint of desperation. For months, Moscow had refused to recognize the National Transitional Council (NTC), was reluctant to…

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