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Geopolitics

Iran Promotes it’s Interests in War Ravaged Afghanistan

Iran Promotes it’s Interests in War Ravaged Afghanistan

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:11 | Open Democracy

As the endgame in Afghanistan begins to take shape, Iran has undertaken a series of political manoeuvrings to promote its interests in the war-ravaged country. By increasing its influence, the…

India Turns to Russia and Iran for a New Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

India Turns to Russia and Iran for a New Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategy

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:21 | Harsh Pant

Last month, in one of the largest single disclosures of such information in US history, WikiLeaks released more than 91,000 classified documents, some of which confirmed that Pakistani intelligence is…

UN Sanctions on Iran Empowering the Revolutionary Guard

UN Sanctions on Iran Empowering the Revolutionary Guard

Sep 03, 2010 at 09:05 | Open Democracy

The increasingly militarised confrontation between the United States, Israel and Iran only strengthens the Ahmadinejad regime's intransigence, allowing it to side step an ongoing crisis of legitimacy. While the fourth…

Warbots: US Military Increasing Investment in Automated Technologies

Warbots: US Military Increasing Investment in Automated Technologies

Sep 02, 2010 at 11:12 | Jody Ray Bennett

Last July, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation, with the help of Carnegie Mellon University, developed a navigation system that allows the full-sized helicopters to fly at low altitudes without a pilot. These…

Sochi Summit Marks the Start of Russia’s Return to Dominance in the Northern Tier and the US Withdrawal

Sochi Summit Marks the Start of Russia’s Return to Dominance in the Northern Tier and the US Withdrawal

Sep 02, 2010 at 10:26 | Gregory R. Copley

The recently concluded Sochi Summit has highlighted the return of Russia to a prominent, even strategically dominant, position in the Northern Tier, as the US Administration of President Barack Obama…

Electricity Shortages in Iraq

Electricity Shortages in Iraq

Sep 01, 2010 at 11:38 | ISN Security Watch

As US combat troops leave Iraq this month, one of the problems left behind is a critical shortage of electricity for ordinary Iraqis. The problem used to be blamed on…

The US Exit Strategy from Afghanistan: Credible Afghan Security Forces

The US Exit Strategy from Afghanistan: Credible Afghan Security Forces

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:13 | Shaun Waterman

The credibility of any US exit strategy for Afghanistan relies on the development of Afghan security forces able to take on the fight against the Taliban, and preserve order in…

Uncertainties Highlighted in the Indo-American Nuclear Partnership

Uncertainties Highlighted in the Indo-American Nuclear Partnership

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:05 | Frank O'Donnell

India is moving closer to passing a Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage bill. This legislation would ensure that foreign suppliers of civilian nuclear equipment would pay no more than $322…

Mongolia’s Leaders Pondering Ways to Develop Their Abundant Natural Resources

Mongolia’s Leaders Pondering Ways to Develop Their Abundant Natural Resources

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:50 | Joshua Kucera

The leadership’s sovereignty concerns were evident in the recent announcement that a railroad spur leading from the country's largest coal mine would link into the country’s domestic railroad network, rather…

Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Transforming as the Age of Gas Begins in Earnest

Energy and Security Issues in the Red Sea Transforming as the Age of Gas Begins in Earnest

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:56 | Gregory R. Copley

Major new energy issues are about to transform still further the strategic balance of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, with foreseeable consequences for the global energy market…

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