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Kenya Anchor to East African Oil Economy

Jul 06, 2012 at 17:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

Major international oil companies are taking a close look at the offshore oil potential in East African states. London-listed explorer Tullow Oil said it was interested in fast-tracking its…

Business as Usual for Big Oil Despite Falkland Tensions

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

While tensions between Britain and Argentina have been rising as a natural response to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland War, oil is the primary driver of a renewed Falkland…

Why NATO Cannot Deal with Syria, in the Same Way as Libya

Jul 02, 2012 at 15:44 | Editorial Dept

The Assad regime’s persistent use of deadly force to crush a 16-month uprising by Syrian rebels is now expected to continue without foreign intervention, leaving many observers wondering why the…

Baghdad Snubs Biden over Oil 'Diplomacy'

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:30 | Charles Kennedy

That Washington was willing to set Vice-President Joe Biden up to be snubbed by Baghdad demonstrates how serious the north-south war over Iraqi oil and gas is and how the…

As the US Decline Continues, Canada Looks to Step in

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

The world order of the 21st century is undergoing a deep transformation as the post-Cold War United States hegemony continues its slow and steady decline. As a result, we are…

Israel and China - A Marriage Made in Heaven, Except for Energy Issues

Jun 15, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

China and Israel are the most pragmatic of partners. For China, Israel’s prime attraction is as a source of cutting-edge high technology, for Israel, its gaining a foothold in the…

Cold War Threatens as China's Military Spending Increases

Jun 15, 2012 at 17:14 | Editorial Dept

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The Making of Kurdistan: Oil, Investment and a Turkish Gamble

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:54 | Charles Kennedy

As tensions rise among Iraqi Kurds in the country’s north, Sunnis in the south and the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad over the distribution of natural resources, Turkey is setting its…

Beleaguered Iran Seeks Allies in Post-Soviet Space

Jun 08, 2012 at 17:01 | John Daly

Beset by rising rhetoric about a possible Israeli attack against its nuclear facilities, Iran is seeking full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an additional layer of international diplomatic…

After Egypt's Presidential Elections, Can We Expect Changes in Energy Policies?

May 28, 2012 at 17:55 | John Daly

The Egyptian presidential election is the most important political development flowing from the “Arab spring,” with enormous implications for the entire Middle East.According to partial results on 25…

Azerbaijan's International Energy Aspirations Raise Tensions in Middle East

May 15, 2012 at 18:38 | Charles Kennedy

Azerbaijan has been expanding its international energy aspirations further afield over the past several years, gaining assets in Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Georgia, and offering to build…

Washington Not Equipped to Deal with Yemen

May 13, 2012 at 08:49 | Charles Kennedy

As the US launches airstrikes on al-Qaeda targets in Yemen after a thwarted suicide bombing attempt on a US-bound flight, we are about see exactly how ill-equipped Washington is to…

Has Julia Gillard's Time in Power Ruined Australia's Economy?

May 11, 2012 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labour Party (ALP)-dominated coalition Government of Australia has clung to power without an express public mandate since the August 21, 2010, House of Representatives elections. This…

The U.S. Turns its Back on Europe, Allowing Russia and China to Approach

May 10, 2012 at 17:37 | Gregory R. Copley

Europe is at a pivotal point. Or, rather, it is at a point where its structural transformation can no longer be ignored. Events in Europe have finally led…

South Sudan Experiment Headed Toward Failure

May 07, 2012 at 23:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

The World Bank, in a draft document reviewed by the independent Sudan Tribune, warns that South Sudan could collapse by its two-year anniversary because authorities in Juba were unaware of…

As Yemen's Water Runs Dry, al-Qaida Runs Rampant

May 03, 2012 at 18:25 | Charles Kennedy

We’ve talked about the internal struggle waging in Yemen to control its oil resources, the revenues from which can buy patronage for a new regime, but water is the other…

Will North Korea Disappear if We Ignore It?

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:50 | Charles Kennedy

As North Korea celebrates 80 years and uses the occasion to lash out at the treacherous South with vows of a “sacred war” and to boast of its nuclear strike…

Climate Change and the Potential for Future Instability in North Africa

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:08 | Science Progress

Northwest Africa is crisscrossed with climate, migration, and security challenges. From Nigeria to Niger, Algeria, and Morocco, this region has long been marked by labour migration, bringing workers from sub-Saharan…

How Malaysian and French Elections could be Affected by the Submarine Scandal

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:31 | Gregory R. Copley

Malaysia’s submarine procurement scandal was, by mid-April 2012, spilling onto the French political scene, highlighting a range of political and strategic dilemmas which ultimately impact (and reflect) on the national…

Why the West is Supporting an Anti-Western Solution in Syria

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:21 | Yossef Bodansky

A Jihadist, Anti-Western Agenda is Being Forced on Syria The international community has been blindly following a jihadist-driven agenda for Syria; a solution the majority of Syrians reject,…

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