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Iran Won’t Leave OPEC

Iran Won’t Leave OPEC

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Piracy In The Puntland Region of Somalia

Piracy In The Puntland Region of Somalia

May 12, 2010 at 11:55 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The Puntland region of Somalia has, in recent years, been increasingly seen as the springboard for piracy against commercial vessels operating in and through the Gulf of Aden at the…

A New Look at National Security: Oil, Fertilizer and Energy Demand

A New Look at National Security: Oil, Fertilizer and Energy Demand

May 11, 2010 at 11:07 | Shaun Waterman

The BP oil spill has released more than four million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico to date, threatening the southern US coast. As congressional hearings begin, the…

Nuclear Apartheid: Trouble Brewing amongst Non-Nuclear States

Nuclear Apartheid: Trouble Brewing amongst Non-Nuclear States

May 10, 2010 at 12:26 | ISN Security Watch

The credibility of the nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake as the treaty risks collapsing under structural fissures created by its very birth. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference,…

The Political Cost of Military Bases in Post-Soviet Space

The Political Cost of Military Bases in Post-Soviet Space

May 09, 2010 at 10:45 | John Daly

Governments with foreign military bases tend to shy away from publicity about their colonial outposts, and recent events in the post-Soviet space shine an unwelcome spotlight on US and Russian…

China Set to Supply Pakistan with Two New Nuclear Reactors

China Set to Supply Pakistan with Two New Nuclear Reactors

May 08, 2010 at 09:00 | Harsh Pant

As the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference is underway in New York, reports that China is set to allow its state entities to supply two new nuclear reactors…

Somali Pirates Continue to Plague the Horn of Africa

Somali Pirates Continue to Plague the Horn of Africa

May 07, 2010 at 14:02 | John Daly

The Horn of Africa has become a hotbed of piracy due to outdated maritime laws, the lack of a Somali government and gut-wrenching poverty. Where there is a sea, there…

Israel Irked by Turkey-Syria Military Exercises

Israel Irked by Turkey-Syria Military Exercises

May 06, 2010 at 07:52 | Jen Alic

Turkish and Syrian militaries conducted joint drills last week aimed at improving security cooperation on their shared border. The three-day exercises, which began on 28 April, were similar to those…

Gulf Oil Spill Highlights Flaws in Obama’s Government

Gulf Oil Spill Highlights Flaws in Obama’s Government

May 05, 2010 at 13:55 | David Caploe PhD

Ever since he became President, Barack Obama has displayed a disturbingly consistent pattern of behavior: Ignoring the desires of the base that elected him in favor of consistently failed attempts…

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

May 05, 2010 at 11:09 | John Daly

KYRGYZSTAN TODAY Kyrgyzstan’s interim government, having toppled the corrupt regime of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in Bishkek on April 7-8, faces many daunting challenges, from the economy gutted by Bakiyev’s…

Nigeria Back in Business as Jonathan's US Visit Highlights Renewed Control of the Government

Nigeria "Back in Business" as Jonathan's US Visit Highlights Renewed Control of the Government

May 04, 2010 at 09:17 | Editorial Dept

The visit to Washington, DC, in April 2010 by Acting Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan, ostensibly as part of US President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) gave Nigeria the opportunity…


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