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The Oil Kingdom Enters A New Era

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Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin…

On The Cusp Of War: Why Iran Won’t Fold

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Geopolitics

The Shape of the World in 2020

The Shape of the World in 2020

Dec 17, 2010 at 13:54 | Gregory R. Copley

None can foretell the future, and yet the shape of what we face can be shrewdly estimated with enough attention to historical trends; with broad contextual understanding; and with sufficient…

Competition Over Central Asia's Water Supplies Intensifying

Competition Over Central Asia's Water Supplies Intensifying

Dec 09, 2010 at 12:01 | Eurasianet

Tajikistan is making visible progress toward what it calls an independent hydro-energy future. Downstream, Uzbekistan is fuming. Mutual acrimony is prompting the two Central Asian neighbors to trade increasingly harsh…

Nigerian Presidential Race Potentially Impacts Global Energy Market

Nigerian Presidential Race Potentially Impacts Global Energy Market

Dec 08, 2010 at 12:07 | Gregory R. Copley

The conclave of Northern Nigerian elders, known as the Mallam Adamu Ciroma Committee of the Northern Political Leaders' Forum (NPLF), delivered, on November 22, 2010, its decision on the selection…

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva, But Chances of a Breakthrough are Minimal

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva, But Chances of a Breakthrough are Minimal

Dec 08, 2010 at 10:06 | Robert Tait

Iran and six major powers have adjourned day one of the first face-to-face talks over Tehran's suspect nuclear program in 14 months, with Iranian officials insisting they would not bow…

Wikileaks: State Secrets or Clever Tactics

Wikileaks: State Secrets or Clever Tactics

Dec 07, 2010 at 14:11 | Claude Salhani

Is the US Government Machiavellian enough to orchestrate the recent brouhaha over the so-called website WikiLeaks, is this a real embarrassment, or will it indeed be damaging as some U.S.…

Lunch With the CIA

Lunch With the CIA

Dec 03, 2010 at 17:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Lunch with the Central Intelligence Agency is always interesting, although five gorillas built like brick shithouses staring at me intently didn’t help my digestion. Obama’s pick of Leon Panetta as…

250,000 Secret U.S. Diplomatic Cables released by WikiLeaks

250,000 Secret U.S. Diplomatic Cables released by WikiLeaks

Nov 29, 2010 at 10:49 | Breffni O'Rourke

WikiLeaks' release of a quarter of a million confidential diplomatic cables will embarrass Washington -- but in all probability will not have more serious policy consequences for the United States.…

Transitions: France, India, Iraq, Jordan, Madagascar

Transitions: France, India, Iraq, Jordan, Madagascar

Nov 26, 2010 at 09:03 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

France: Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy reshuffled the French Cabinet on November 14, 2010, to prepare for the 2012 Presidential Elections. He added more conservatives to the Cabinet, and 31 members were…

North Korea Shells South Korean Island

North Korea Shells South Korean Island

Nov 23, 2010 at 12:27 | RFE/RL staff

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says he is trying to prevent a broader conflict breaking out following North Korea's artillery barrage on a populated island along the two states' disputed…

The Growing Importance of the U.S., Central Asia Partnership

The Growing Importance of the U.S., Central Asia Partnership

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:40 | Joshua Kucera

The United States intends to expand security cooperation with Central Asian states, US diplomats say. One means to do so, they add, is increasing the capacity of the Northern Distribution…

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