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The Great Saudi Shale Swindle

The Great Saudi Shale Swindle

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Geopolitics

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,…

The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World

The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World

Jan 11, 2010 at 20:56 | Gregory R. Copley

The United States of America, in global strategic terms, is tumbling down a series of misadventures, declining in a “step of sighs” through frustrating economic and military endeavours as it…

Land-locked Central Asian Oil Country Plays Important Role from Vancouver to Vladivostok

Land-locked Central Asian Oil Country Plays Important Role from Vancouver to Vladivostok

Jan 07, 2010 at 16:48 | Philip H. de Leon

2010 is starting with a decision that faced heated debates: Kazakhstan will hold the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for one year, despite what…

Sharoudi Emerging as Candidate to Replace Khamene'i as Iranian "Supreme Leader"

Sharoudi Emerging as Candidate to Replace Khamene'i as Iranian "Supreme Leader"

Jan 05, 2010 at 17:53 | Yossef Bodansky

Very senior officials in several Persian Gulf states have confirmed to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs a growing volume of whispers coming from Tehran since mid-December 2009 which identify Iranian Ayatollah…

Iran to Surge to a Hegemonic Position in the Middle East Without a Major War

Iran to Surge to a Hegemonic Position in the Middle East Without a Major War

Jan 01, 2010 at 23:56 | Yossef Bodansky

Despite the lingering demonstrations and disorder in Tehran, Iran’s ruling mullahs are confident anew in their country’s ability to surge to a hegemonic position in the Middle East without a…

Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan Set to Collide, With Global Implications

Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan Set to Collide, With Global Implications

Dec 29, 2009 at 21:16 | Yossef Bodansky

The coming year: 2010, will see a growing clash of conflicting mega-trends in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater; trends which will ultimately have long-term impact not only on the region, but on…

Iraq to Challenge Saudi Arabia for the Position of World's Largest Oil Producer, if...

Iraq to Challenge Saudi Arabia for the Position of World's Largest Oil Producer, if...

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:08 | Tejinder Singh

Baghdad is coming of age in its own backyard with the awarding of contracts for developing its oil reserves while taking care of its assets as evident from its tough…

India Facing Fierce Competition in its Search for Oil and Natural Gas Resources

India Facing Fierce Competition in its Search for Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Dec 24, 2009 at 17:17 | Fawzia Sheikh

While energy-strapped India is scouring the globe for oil and gas - a bid that recently took it to Sudan and Russia where India signed two memoranda of understanding, and…

Arab Leaders Finally Awake to Growing Iranian Threat

Arab Leaders Finally Awake to Growing Iranian Threat

Dec 23, 2009 at 14:04 | Claude Salhani

In order to survive revolutions must continue to propagate themselves or else they die; that was true of revolutions on the left that saw their golden years in the late…

Nigerian Leadership Crisis Impacting Global Energy Markets

Nigerian Leadership Crisis Impacting Global Energy Markets

Dec 20, 2009 at 04:33 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The illness of Nigerian Pres. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has now reached the point where it can no longer be hidden from the Nigerian electorate, and the prospect for a change…


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