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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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Japan’s forces going amphibious

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Stars and Stripes Japan plans to buy 52 amphibious vehicles through 2018 but hasn’t yet decided on a model, a Defense Ministry official said Monday. Japan is working on assembling a Marines-like...

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Report: China will have more warships than the U.S. by 2020

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Washington Post By 2020, the Chinese navy will have more military vessels than its American counterpart, predicts a U.S. congressional commission on China. An annual reportpresented to Congress by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission...

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UK to establish £6m permanent Mid East military base

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC The UK is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971. A deal signed in Bahrain this weekend will...

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U.S.-China: “Battle for Africa” comes to the fore in Angola

On December 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Worldfolio The U.S. government and American companies are eager to make up the ground lost to China in Africa during recent years. Angola has become a key battleground in this struggle...

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NATO prepares ‘spearhead’ to ward off Russia

On December 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: DW Beginning early next year NATO will have a new reaction force ready, which can be deployed more rapidly on its eastern border. This new force, called “interim spearhead,” will consist of...

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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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Afghan president orders military review

On November 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Military Times President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears...

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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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Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York

On November 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Dutchnews.nl The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes...

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Iran: All Set To Dominate Middle East

On November 15, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: KP The Middle East is currently the arena for a cross-border sectarian war. The weakening or collapse of repressive regimes has unleashed a fierce war for succession between rival populations, with Shia...

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Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border

On November 15, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Nation  In a startling claim, the Border Security Force (BSF) has claimed that the Chinese troops are training the Pakistani forces in Azad Kashmir, and has issued a report to National Security...

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Chinese subs challenge India’s control over sea routes

On November 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Times of India China has said that submarines docking in Colombo are routine calls and are for refueling in anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden. But this is ridiculous. As the ultimate...

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Afghan End Game: Chinese Security Imperative and Implications for India

On November 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: international policy digest The Uyghur Predicament in Xinjiang Of all the major non-Han ethnic groups including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Tajiks, the Uyghurs in Xinjiang are one of the most important ethnic groups...

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