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Geopolitics

Is NATO Being Used by Washington In Libya to Hurt Chinese Interests?

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:17 | John Daly

As U.S. Secretary of Defense continues his victory lap around U.S. foreign bases, scolding NATO allies along the way for failing to pull their weight in the alliance, it is…

Special Report on World Corruption

May 09, 2011 at 22:07 | Economywatch

Iraq and Afghanistan sit near the top of a list of the world’s most corrupt nations despite years of occupation by Anglo-American forces and more than $1 trillion of US…

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Operation Jellyfish

May 05, 2011 at 16:16 | Editorial Dept

We don’t normally publish press releases at OilPrice.com – but felt the below by Jellyfish would be of great interest to visitors. Regular readers are aware that we follow trends…

Central Asian Governments Preparing for their Own "Arab Spring"

Apr 29, 2011 at 08:02 | RFE/RL staff

Like the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia also suffers from poverty, corruption, heavy-handed governments, widespread unemployment, and scant opportunities for the young. All too aware of the similarities,…

Qatar: The Arab World’s Rising Star

Apr 15, 2011 at 08:59 | Open Democracy

In recent weeks, the Gulf state of Qatar has emerged as a leading advocate of international intervention on the side of the anti-Gaddafi rebels in Libya. It organised the politically-crucial…

The Middle East Great Game: What is Iran’s Position Following the Arab Awakening

Apr 15, 2011 at 08:52 | Robert Tait

From being the most assertively visible actor in the Middle East, it has seemingly become quiet and unnoticed, almost the forgotten country. Yet three months into what has become known…

The Race for Arctic Energy Resources

Apr 11, 2011 at 08:16 | Open Democracy

Soon ships will be able to sail across an open Arctic Ocean during the summer months. The low humming of freight vessels will be a regular sound. The reduced presence…

More about Libya

Apr 09, 2011 at 08:12 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Many years ago in Chicago, a man that I knew and heartily disliked, married to a beautiful actress and dancer, abandoned his bed in the middle of the night, rubbed…

Geopolitical Summary: Conflicts, Protests, Oil Exploration and Drug Trafficking

Apr 06, 2011 at 06:57 | Global Intelligence Report

Conflict Rages on in Ivory Coast as Ouattara Forces Prepare for Abidjan OffensiveTensions in Syria as Government Resigns Amid Ongoing ProtestsIs Russia’s North Caucasus Rebel Network Leader Doku…

Gulf Cooperation Council Intervenes in Bahrain, in Unprecedented Move

Mar 14, 2011 at 21:54 | Global Intelligence Report

It appears the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has taken the unprecedented step of intervening militarily in the affairs of another member state to crush the democratisation movement there, which is…

United States Confronted With a New Awareness of its Military and Political Constraints

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:10 | Open Democracy

The momentous protests in the Arab region, and especially Libya, present the Barack Obama administration with a serious foreign-policy test. The conflict in this part of north Africa is the…

Russia Nervously Watching Events in the Middle East

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:37 | Robert Coalson

Authoritarian regimes across the Middle East and North Africa are falling apart one by one. Even oil-rich states like Libya, Bahrain, and Oman are not immune to the unrest. But…

The Extraordinary Events in the Middle East and the Coming Global Tsunami

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:51 | John Daly

The extraordinary events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are the initial high tides of an eventual tsunami that will impact the world that globalists have so fervently promoted for decades,…

Delusional Gaddafi Ridiculed by the Arab World

Feb 24, 2011 at 07:55 | IWPR

The speech by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on February 22 - which was derided by many Arab analysts as delusional - sparked an interesting reaction across both the Arab mainstream…

Saudi Arabia and Iran's Interest in Oil Rich Bahrain's Growing Unrest

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:25 | David Caploe PhD

At the heart of the Bahrain crisis is a Sunni / Shia Muslim split that is not limited to the small island off Saudi Arabia, but extends throughout the Persian…

Iran-Turkey-Syria-Egypt Bloc Moves Closer With Profound Global Effect

Feb 18, 2011 at 08:32 | Gregory R. Copley

Egyptian Pres. Hosni Mubarak’s decision on the night of February 10, 2011, to hand over some of the powers of the Presidency to Vice-Pres. Omar Suleiman can only be seen…

Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Russian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Bosnia

Feb 12, 2011 at 08:32 | Global Intelligence Report

In this weeks issue: - Foreign Investment for Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh? - Russian, Serbian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Northern Bosnia- Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Pakistani Army Base in Punjab

Ten Possible Strategic Ramifications of the Current Egyptian Unrest

Feb 09, 2011 at 07:29 | Gregory R. Copley

The prospect of an imminent, uncontrolled change in the leadership of Egypt, or other political paralysis in the state, as a result of growing popular unrest which began in the…

Qatar’s Growing Influence and Economy and the Dangers That Come With It

Feb 03, 2011 at 07:21 | Open Democracy

The small Gulf state of Qatar has translated economic assets and creative diplomacy into extraordinary global influence. But the eclipse of regional giants such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia is…

Crisis in the Arab World: Energy, Water, Food and Justice

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:04 | Open Democracy

The desperate act of an unemployed university graduate living in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid sparked a wave of popular unrest that in January 2011 overthrew the authoritarian regime…

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