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Geopolitics

Energy Cooperation Drives a Murky Venezuela-Iran Relationship

Energy Cooperation Drives a Murky Venezuela-Iran Relationship

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:27 | Southern Pulse

During the course of May 2010, Iran and Venezuela continued to pursue agreements in the areas of security, business, housing, and so-called "non-aligned country" diplomacy. Energy, however, remains the mutual…

The EU’s Growing Impotence

The EU’s Growing Impotence

Jun 06, 2010 at 04:05 | Ahto Lobjakas

At one level, the proposal by the EU high representative for foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, to abolish EU special representatives for the South Caucasus and Moldova is no more than…

Russia Supports New UN Sanctions Against Iran

Russia Supports New UN Sanctions Against Iran

Jun 05, 2010 at 10:31 | Jen Alic

INCIDENT: Iran has disputed a recent report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claiming that it intends to use depleted fuel rods for pyroprocessing experiments, as a proposed round…

America’s Military Tug of War

America’s Military Tug of War

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:04 | Shaun Waterman

Obama’s national security strategy lays out a vision of US global power based on a strong, modern economy at home and multilateralism abroad. But other forces in the US body…

Georgia and Moldova Shocked at the Prospect of New EU Plan

Georgia and Moldova Shocked at the Prospect of New EU Plan

Jun 02, 2010 at 14:55 | ISN Security Watch

Officials in Moldova and Georgia are reacting with concern to speculation that the EU is poised to remove special representatives appointed to their regions. If confirmed, the change would signal…

America and the Jungle of Serpants

America and the Jungle of Serpants

Jun 02, 2010 at 07:20 | ISN Security Watch

An official directive that grants the US army expanded counterinsurgency powers reveals Washington’s imprisonment in an exhausted vision of security. An early decision of Bill Clinton after he became president…

Power Struggles in North Korea

Power Struggles in North Korea

Jun 02, 2010 at 05:38 | ISN Security Watch

While dramatic, the torpedoing of a Republic of Korea navy corvette in late March was not unexpected and it may have signalled the rise of Kim Jong-Il's youngest son, Earlier…

Tensions Between Israel and Turkey at Breaking Point

Tensions Between Israel and Turkey at Breaking Point

Jun 01, 2010 at 09:28 | Robert Tait

Once the Mideast's key strategic relationship, a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship has tensions between them at the breaking point. Strategic relationship? What strategic relationship? "I don't…

Korean War Games: The Sinking of the Cheonan

Korean War Games: The Sinking of the Cheonan

May 31, 2010 at 08:10 | Yossef Bodansky

The torpedo fired by a North Korean (DPRK) Yeon-O-class submarine at the ROK Navy Po Hang-class corvette, ROKS Cheonan on the night of March 26, 2010, highlighted the failure of…

Chinese Plans to End US Hegemony in the Pacific

Chinese Plans to End US Hegemony in the Pacific

May 31, 2010 at 04:41 | Peter A. Buxbaum

The US is developing an air-sea battle concept to counter China's military buildup. But political problems and budgetary woes could kill the program before it ever gets started. China's People's…

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