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Russia, China And Iran Lose Interest In Venezuela

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China, Russia and Iran each…

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

Even with policy reversals and…

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Geopolitics

China's Success Taking its Toll on Neighbours

China's Success Taking its Toll on Neighbours

Feb 04, 2010 at 21:36 | David Caploe PhD

During the decade after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, China was generally seen throughout East Asia as a friendly alternative power-center to the American-led Washington-consensus that told countries in trouble…

As the Middle East Peace Talks Hit Deadlock, Talk of Israel Joining the European Union Increases

As the Middle East Peace Talks Hit Deadlock, Talk of Israel Joining the European Union Increases

Feb 02, 2010 at 19:32 | Claude Salhani

The Middle East peace talks are at a deadlock. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to move ahead with the plan established by the so-called Quartet – the US., U.N.,…

10 Geopolitical Predictions for 2010 & Short Term Strategic Outlook

10 Geopolitical Predictions for 2010 & Short Term Strategic Outlook

Jan 30, 2010 at 18:38 | Gregory R. Copley

A great - and still growing - divergence appeared in 2009 between public statements by leaders and their public performance. The politicized, romanticized theater of increasingly populist “democratic” leaders and…

Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

Jan 29, 2010 at 02:55 | Philip H. de Leon

Gazprom faces regular opprobrium for its bullying ways of using energy as a pressure and political tool. Seen by some, mostly Russians, as the symbol of a successful and strong…

Changing the Balance of Power: 16 Geopolitical Megatrends Affecting Every Aspect of your Life

Changing the Balance of Power: 16 Geopolitical Megatrends Affecting Every Aspect of your Life

Jan 28, 2010 at 14:48 | Gregory R. Copley

Substantial and unmistakable signs of profound change in the global strategic framework have become concrete in the past year. The stress in the structure has already developed into fissures. The…

Despite Financial Constraints, Indonesia Continues to Slowly Modernize its Defenses

Despite Financial Constraints, Indonesia Continues to Slowly Modernize its Defenses

Jan 27, 2010 at 14:21 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Indonesia, although a considerable distance from being a state capable of projecting power, has begun to bring greater focus to its strategic situation, and, at the same time, it is…

Oil, Politics and Power

Oil, Politics and Power

Jan 21, 2010 at 17:14 | Claude Salhani

Oil and politics have always gone together for a simple reason; since oil became an indispensable commodity without which the world as we know it today would not function, countries…

America: Export Nation?

America: Export Nation?

Jan 20, 2010 at 16:09 | Dave Forest

There’s some interesting data emerging on the world trade situation. One of the surprising things is the U.S. export market is actually fairing reasonably well. People often pan America for…

Media and Political Hysteria Over Yemen Hides a Deeper Strategic Matrix of Long-Term Importance

Media and Political Hysteria Over Yemen Hides a Deeper Strategic Matrix of Long-Term Importance

Jan 19, 2010 at 15:37 | Gregory R. Copley

US and Western European political leaders have begun to focus on Yemen as a source of projected instability and as a haven for jihadist terrorism against the West. This simplistic…

Nigeria's Constitutional Dilemma Coming to an Unpredictable Head

Nigeria's Constitutional Dilemma Coming to an Unpredictable Head

Jan 12, 2010 at 22:39 | Gregory R. Copley

Nigerian Pres. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, 59, through failing health, is clearly no longer in control of the Government. Some are proclaiming that the "post-Yar'Adua era" has begun in Nigerian politics,…

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