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Canada Labels Iran's IRGC Terrorist Entity After Flight PS752 Tragedy

Canada Labels Iran's IRGC Terrorist Entity After Flight PS752 Tragedy

Canada designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary…

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Georgia Explores Closer Ties with Iran as Western Alliances Fray

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Geopolitics

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…

Russia and Latin America - Deja Vu all Over Again

Aug 23, 2011 at 19:17 | John Daly

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Twenty years ago this month, a hardliner coup failed in Moscow. Four months later…

Gorbachev vs. Putin - Putin Wins a TKO. Gas and Oil Still Flowing

Aug 18, 2011 at 21:10 | John Daly

This week has seen the sad spectacle of the 80 year-old last Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, Mikhail Sergeivich Gorbachev during an interview with the BBC's Bridget…

U.S. Vice President Flies to Beijing and Tokyo, Replete with Begging Bowl

Aug 17, 2011 at 07:27 | John Daly

On 2 August extremist Congressional Republicans held a loaded pistol to the USA’s triple A bond credit rating, acquired in 1917 in the midst of World War One, and pulled…

The Chilean Winter and Return of Student Activism

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

While the United States and Europe stagger around blindsided by their self-inflicted economic wounds, the rest of the world has been enthralled by the dramatic events occurring in the Middle…

Will Russia and China Collapse Before 2020?

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:26 | Al Fin

The key factor that will determine Russia’s collapse will be the price of oil. Five years ago, a balanced budget required only $30 per barrel of oil. This year, it…

The Trial of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak - The Trial of the 21st Century

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:48 | John Daly

Given the fiscal bloodletting in Wall Street and London on Wednesday, the West and its bureaucrats be forgiven for its internal financial navel-gazing. Nevertheless, a historic moment is occurring…

The Drug War as an International Manifestation: Effects

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:16 | Andrew Smolski

At the moment in México, a protest movement has started called the No Mas Sangre (No More Blood) movement. This movement is attempting to show that people do not support…

Brazil Reiterates Support for Argentina over Falklands

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:44 | John Daly

The British lion south of the border is looking more than a tad scrofulous these days. On 29 July in the wake of a meeting between Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez…

The Quiet Revolution: Latin America Moving Away from Washington’s Influence

Aug 01, 2011 at 07:22 | John Daly

Perhaps the biggest foreign-policy story of the past decade, thoroughly overlooked by the American media after 9/11 and its subsequent monomaniacal focus on terrorism, security and the wars in Iraq…

China’s Ongoing Territorial Disputes

Jul 22, 2011 at 07:53 | John Daly

While the West is pummeled by China’s rising economy, neighbors fear possible Beijing territorial claims. The dazzling rise of the Chinese economy over the last decade has been the 21st…

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