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China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power and resource interests

On December 18, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Reuters China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country’s maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in...

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Ex-Blackwater chief Erik Prince hired by South Sudan

On December 18, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Pilot Online The former head of U.S. security company Blackwater USA, Erik Prince, was hired by South Sudan to help repair damaged oil facilities and boost output cut by a year of...

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China railway link to Iran signed in Dushanbe

On December 13, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Want China Times A document on a regional railway designed to link China with Iran via Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, was signed, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday. The railways connection...

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Israel pushing EU to invest in pipeline through Cyprus

On December 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ekathimerini Israel is lobbying the European Union to decide next week on investing in a pipeline from its Mediterranean gas fields to Cyprus that would provide a new alternative to Russian energy supplies....

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WINTER SKIES, FROZEN SEAS AND NORTHERN SHORES I: CHINA

On November 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Global Policy Watch   Part 1: On the Frozen Seas of the North, a Red Dragon’s flight is worthwhile to note  Thanks to climate change in recent decades, the once always frozen waters...

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China moves into Afghanistan

On November 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: European CFR On 23 November, the Afghan Parliament finally signed off on the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States, allowing foreign troops to remain in the country after 2014. Days earlier,...

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Egypt eyes Cyprus’ untapped natural gas riches

On November 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Al Arabiya Cyprus and energy-starved Egypt agreed Tuesday to speed up procedures on the prospect of exporting natural gas from the Mediterranean island to the North African country, officials said. Egyptian Oil...

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CHINA’S String of Pearls Strategy: Why is the U.S. AFRAID and how does it affect us?

On November 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Malaysia Chronicle Modernising the military is one of China’s four pillars in its modernisation drive which includes education, industry and infrastructure, military and agriculture. China’s largest strategic concern – regime survival and...

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Al-Qaeda’s Open Threat to Oil Shipments to India and West

On October 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: TNIE After its near successful hijack bid of PNS Zulfiqar- a missile-equipped warship of Pakistan at Karachi dockyard last month, terrorist outfit al-Qaeda, in the latest issue of its online propaganda magazine,...

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Israel is slowly becoming a linchpin of the region’s energy supplies

On September 4, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Foreign Policy Israel has found another nearby customer for its abundant offshore supply of natural gas, a sign that the region’s endless turmoil has not derailed energy development, even if Israel’s...

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Slovak Gas Pipeline Offers New Reverse Supply Route for Ukraine

On September 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Moscow Times Slovakia on Tuesday opened a pipeline capable of delivering natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine, marking a major step in the bloc’s efforts to aid the country in its escalating dispute with Russia. Opening up so-called reverse gas...

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Northern Fleet’s New Arctic Base: Missiles and manpower to protect offshore oil and gas resources

On September 1, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Barents Observer The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic. Fleet Head Commander Vladimir Korolyov this week inspected personnel...

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The wars that really are about the oil

On August 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the...

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Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S....

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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Frontiers/WSJ China’s Sichuan provincial department of agriculture plans to invest up to $300 million to boost production of several agricultural commodities in Uganda, officials said Wednesday. Sichuan plans to open up a...

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China’s “Nine-Dash Line” Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift to Remote Gas-Rich Islands

On August 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters They know Natuna is quite a prize. Its fish-rich waters are routinely plundered by foreign trawlers. Lying just inside its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone is the East Natuna gas field, one...

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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Bloomberg View There’s very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely — from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside...

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