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China Containment: U.S.-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region

Source: Whitehouse.Gov As the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies that bridge the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region and reflecting our agreement that a closer partnership between the United States and India...

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24. 01. 2015
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China planning Namibia navy base?

Source: News24 The Namibian government on Thursday dismissed as fabricated local media reports that China planned to construct a naval base along Namibia’s coast. “The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to unequivocally state...

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13. 01. 2015
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Japan ramps up military budget to ward off China

Source: DW The government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a 2.8 percent rise in defense spending on Wednesday, with Tokyo seeking to bolster defenses in its waters bordering China. “The situation around...

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05. 01. 2015
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The secret hands guiding Israel’s controversial pipeline: Generals ,Mossad and Savak

Source: Haartz They are members of one of Israel’s most secret clubs – veterans of the security establishment, local businessmen and close associates of leading politicians. They sit on the board of the...

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05. 01. 2015
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China planning Silk Road 2.0 through the Middle East

Source: Al monitor China and the Arab countries have a different perspective on the Silk Road. The Chinese leadership sees a future project and practical steps to be implemented with the usual Chinese diligence....

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04. 01. 2015
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Djibouti: GCC’s strategic link to Africa

Source: Arab News Excerpt: Djibouti’s strategic significance derives from its location, straddling the west coast of Bab Al-Mandab Straits, a vital passage for regional and international trade. Its 300-km coast starts in the...

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24. 12. 2014
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Germany Wants European Army

  Source: The Trumpet  Germany wants to be the “driving force in Europe of a parliamentary controlled European army,” German-Foreign-Policy.com reported December 8. It cited a position paper produced by military experts in the...

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24. 12. 2014
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Russia stands for creating new security architecture in Asia-Pacific — Defense Ministry

Source: Itar-Tass Russia is using wider cooperation by defense ministries in the Asia-Pacific Region for creating a new security architecture of security, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told the media on Wednesday. “We...

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13. 12. 2014
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China railway link to Iran signed in Dushanbe

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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08. 12. 2014
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Israel pushing EU to invest in pipeline through Cyprus

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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05. 12. 2014
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Japan’s forces going amphibious

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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05. 12. 2014
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Report: China will have more warships than the U.S. by 2020

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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05. 12. 2014
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UK to establish £6m permanent Mid East military base

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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03. 12. 2014
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U.S.-China: “Battle for Africa” comes to the fore in Angola

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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02. 12. 2014
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NATO prepares ‘spearhead’ to ward off Russia

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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29. 11. 2014
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WINTER SKIES, FROZEN SEAS AND NORTHERN SHORES I: CHINA

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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26. 11. 2014
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China moves into Afghanistan

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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25. 11. 2014
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Afghan president orders military review

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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25. 11. 2014
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Egypt eyes Cyprus’ untapped natural gas riches

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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21. 11. 2014
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CHINA’S String of Pearls Strategy: Why is the U.S. AFRAID and how does it affect us?

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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21. 11. 2014
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Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York

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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15. 11. 2014
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Iran: All Set To Dominate Middle East

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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15. 11. 2014
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Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border

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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04. 11. 2014
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Chinese subs challenge India’s control over sea routes

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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03. 11. 2014
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Afghan End Game: Chinese Security Imperative and Implications for India

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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21. 10. 2014
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Germany, Djibouti discuss military co-operation

Source: Sabahi German and Djiboutian government officials met Monday (October 20th) to discuss bilateral military co-operation, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Germany’s State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Ralf Brauksiepe met with...

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20. 10. 2014
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Tiny Qatar Plays Outsize Role in US War Strategy

Source: Black Press USA Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in...

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04. 09. 2014
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Brazilians in Russia Evaluating Air Defense System

Source: Brazzilmag The Ministry of Defense sent to Russia last week a group of nine officials from the Navy, the Army and the Air Force for the evaluation of the Pantsir-S1 air defense...

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04. 09. 2014
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Israel is slowly becoming a linchpin of the region’s energy supplies

  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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02. 09. 2014
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United States planned to gain control over Crimea to clean out the Russian Black Sea fleet

Source: Dialog UA Translated: The idea that the United States through the events of the Ukrainian Maidan planned to gain control over the Crimea and to remove therefrom Russian Black Sea Fleet, expressed...

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02. 09. 2014
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Slovak Gas Pipeline Offers New Reverse Supply Route for Ukraine

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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02. 09. 2014
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U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

Source: Washington Times The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it...

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01. 09. 2014
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Afghanistan’s economy is on the verge of a collapse

Source: Times of Oman Power vacuum looms over Afghanistan as UN delays the date for announcing the result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai’s plans to leave office next week. Afghan President...

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01. 09. 2014
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Analyst: ‘Pakistan’s military seeking to destabilize government’

Source: DW Pakistani security forces have secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building on September 1 and temporarily took the...

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30. 08. 2014
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The wars that really are about the oil

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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30. 08. 2014
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Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine

Source: Yahoo Nato is reportedly putting together a 10,000-strong force drawn from at least seven countries amid the escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. The report comes a day after Ukraine sought to...

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27. 08. 2014
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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

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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27. 08. 2014
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When France Wants To Get Rid Of The US Dollar, You Know You Have A Problem

Source: western journalism The largest bank in France, BNP Paribas, was just hit with a $9 billion fine and a penalty of not being able to transact in U.S. dollars for one year. This action was...

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22. 08. 2014
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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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20. 08. 2014
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China working to dominate sea routes as US loses interest

Source: Gulf News The oceans will be the world’s 21st century battlefields as new and old economic powers will struggle to dominate the maritime trade routes along which 90 per cent of global...

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16. 08. 2014
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Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

Editor’s Note: Vietnam’s weapons embargo will be lifted by the United States in preparation to use Vietnam as an ally to contain China’s encroachment into the South China Sea. Source: Department of Defense...

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14. 08. 2014
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US to supply more weapons to Lebanese military over Isis

Source: The Guardian The United States will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from the civil war in...

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14. 08. 2014
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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

Source: Army Times About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas,...

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14. 08. 2014
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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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14. 08. 2014
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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

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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12. 08. 2014
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Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

Source: SF Gate This week’s U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq are being accompanied with an undertow of “it’s all about oil” talk. Take for example, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll’s observation...

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11. 08. 2014
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Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes

Source: The Trumpet The Dutch army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Airmobile, officially joined the German army. This was the...

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11. 08. 2014
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Germany demands names of all foreign spies

Source: Asian Age In an unprecedented move, Germany has asked all foreign embassies to disclose the names of their entire intelligence service agents operating in the country, according to a media report. In...

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11. 08. 2014
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French military effort against ISIS ‘should focus on Lebanon’

Source: France 24 France would be better placed supporting efforts against Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL) militants in Lebanon rather than on the Kurdish front, specialists told FRANCE...

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11. 08. 2014
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25 year Agreement w/ Australia: Thousands of US troops, warplanes and the global ballistic missile shield

Source: Channel News Asia ustralia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Monday...

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11. 08. 2014
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Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

Source: Russia and India Report A Russian Arctic aerodrome will be upgraded to receive Ilyushin Il-76 heavy military transport planes, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Col.-General Viktor Bondarev said on Monday. Plans...

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11. 08. 2014
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Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine...

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11. 08. 2014
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Iraq president snubs al-Maliki, names deputy speaker new PM

Source: Press Herald Iraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in...

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07. 08. 2014
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Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response

Source: euro news Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western...

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07. 08. 2014
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China to ship in 5,000 foreign workers for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project

Source: The Star China Road and Bridge Corporation will bring in 5,000 workers to work on the standard gauge railway, Kenya Railways MD has said. The works on the 609km railway is expected...

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06. 08. 2014
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Defense paper: China maneuvers ‘coercive’

Source: Japan News Japan’s defense white paper for 2014 expressed the country’s greater-than-ever concerns about China, which is expanding its maritime presence, and North Korea, which has not ceased its nuclear and ballistic...

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06. 08. 2014
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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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05. 08. 2014
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France to speed up arms for Lebanon

Source: BBC France says that it is to speed up the delivery of weapons to the Lebanese army, as violence from Syria’s conflict threatens to spill over. The army has been fighting and...

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05. 08. 2014
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Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries

Source: IPS News Food price rises as far back as 2008 are believed to be the partial culprits behind the instability plaguing Arab countries and they have become increasingly aware of the importance...

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04. 08. 2014
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Azerbaijan battles Armenian separatists in disputed enclave

Editor’s Note: The U.S.  does not want the Russians to have any influence in this hydrocarbon rich region.  The U.S. is not established in the region while Russia has maintained a small military footprint at it’s 102nd military base. Georgia...

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03. 08. 2014
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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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02. 08. 2014
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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants...

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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

Source: Huffington Post The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its...

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30. 07. 2014
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Moscow puts neighbors on list of ”aggressor states”

Source: barents observer A group of State Duma representatives is planning to introduce the term ”aggressor state” in Russian legislation. On the ”aggressor state”-list will be all ”the countries which adopt sanctions against the...

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30. 07. 2014
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The Xingjiangistan Connection

Source: Foreign Policy hen the Pakistani army launched its campaign in the militant-riddled tribal region North Waziristan in June, it was tempting to attribute the operation to U.S. pressure. For many years, Washington...

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28. 07. 2014
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Full UK Battle Group To Join Poland Exercise

Source: Sky News A “full battle group” of 1,350 personnel is to be sent to Poland as part of a Nato exercise to reassure Eastern European allies. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed the...

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25. 07. 2014
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European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

Source: famagusta-gazette Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov and President of Russian North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov were put on...

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24. 07. 2014
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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

Source: Atlantic Council The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe. He plans to recommend placing supplies — weapons, ammunition and ration packs — at the...

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24. 07. 2014
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Russia delivering Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Su-25 fighters, Mi-28 attack helicopters and mobile Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air to Iraq

Source: Daily Star Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of...

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23. 07. 2014
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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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21. 07. 2014
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What Threat does Argentina Currently Pose to the Falklands?

Source:  Neil Thompson -ISN Is Argentina militarily strong enough to assault the Falkland Islands anytime soon? Neil Thompson doesn’t think so. But that doesn’t mean that Buenos Aires can’t launch an aggressive ‘lawfare’...

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16. 07. 2014
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Afghans want oil project to create ‘energy corridor’

Source: World Bulletin Afghanistan could become an “energy corridor” in the next two years as the country could part-host a $17 billion pipeline project to transfer Turkmen gas to Pakistan and India, according...

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10. 07. 2014
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Russian nationalist thinker Dugin sees war with Ukraine

Source: BBC A prominent Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher has told BBC News that war between Russia and Ukraine “is inevitable” and has called on President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine “to...

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08. 07. 2014
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Nicaragua Canal route is unveiled – a $50bn threat to expanded Panama

Source: The LoadStar According to a Reuters report from the country’s capital, Managua, the 278km link would begin at the Brito River which connects the Pacific to Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest fresh water reserve,...

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08. 07. 2014
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Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and...

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07. 07. 2014
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Is Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Police Force Ready to Be Reformed by an EU Mission?

Source: The Conversation The political crisis in Ukraine clearly illustrates the formidable challenges faced by the country’s law enforcement institutions. The Berkut, or Golden Eagle, riot police have been disbanded after accusations they were used...

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07. 07. 2014
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This US-Trained, Dictator-Loving General Could Be Indonesia’s Next President

Source: Mother Jones On July 9, the people of Indonesia will directly elect their president for only thesecond time ever. Quickly ascending in the polls is Prabowo Subianto, a former lieutenant general in the...

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04. 07. 2014
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CYPRUS HEAVILY OUTNUMBERED

Source: InCyprus For every Cypriot National Guardsman there are 3.4 Turkish occupation soldiers according to the annual report of the Cyprus Centre for Strategic Studies. And for each tank of the National Guard...

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03. 07. 2014
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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

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03. 07. 2014
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French LNG pipeline to offer Germany alternative to Russian gas

Source: Oman Tribune A pipeline under construction in the beetroot fields of northern France is set to link a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Dunkirk with Germany by...

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03. 07. 2014
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US-India strategic relationship: Harpoon Submarine Missiles

Source: Yahoo India The US government has notified the US Congress of its plans to sell to India 22 anti-ship missiles at an estimated cost of $200 million, saying it would help strengthen...

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02. 07. 2014
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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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30. 06. 2014
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China to re-open Somalia embassy

Source: capital fm China will re-open its embassy in strife-torn Somalia after a 23-year absence, it said Monday, as Beijing extends its diplomatic and resources push into Africa. Beijing and Mogadishu established diplomatic ties...

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29. 06. 2014
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Baghdad must accept Kirkuk is now part of Kurdistan—KRG official

Source: Aawsat London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The federal government in Baghdad must now accept that Kirkuk is a part of the autonomous Kurdistan region, a senior Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official has said, echoing earlier comments by...

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28. 06. 2014
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‘Israel might be forced to fight ISIL to save the Hashemite Kingdom’

Source: I24 NEws The threat of radical Islamism to Israel is growing as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIL) militants eye Jordan as their target on the way to Islamic domination...

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27. 06. 2014
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Uzbeks Adding To Ranks Of Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists

Editor’s Note: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress (actually U.S. taxpayers) that provides news, information, and analysis that is in-line with US/EU/NATO policies. RFERL is a western propaganda outlet. As wells as Pro Russia’s...

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27. 06. 2014
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Russia could end up controling Romania’s oil reserves and half its gas reserves via stake in Austrian OMV

  Source: Romania Insider Russia’s state oil and gas company Gazprom is currently in talks to buy a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian group OMV, according to Reuters. This would make Gazprom the...

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25. 06. 2014
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Waking up the sleeping cells: Baathists have returned with the Naqshbandia Army

Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly  Ömer Faruk Topal -After the assault on Mosul by ISIS, the Men of the Army of al-Naqshbandia Way- Jaysh Rijal al-Tariqat al-Naqshbandia (JRTN) has once again appeared as...

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23. 06. 2014
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Germans give up on getting back their gold held in US

Source: Mining On January 16, 2013 Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, said it will ship back home all 374 tonnes it had stored with the Banque de France in Paris, as well as...

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23. 06. 2014
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‘Polish-American alliance complete bullshit’ says foreign minister

Source: the news pl In exerts released ahead of the Monday edition of the magazine, which last week published tapes of damaging and embarrassing conversations by a central banker and ministers, among others,...

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20. 06. 2014
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Do You Realize How Active Germany Is In The Middle East-North Africa?

  Source: The Trumpet  

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19. 06. 2014
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U.S. Army College’s Strategic Studies Institute: China is India’s main security concern

Source: ENI India’s main security concern now is an assertive China, which does not acknowledge its status as a global player, and not the increasingly decrepit state of Pakistan, according to an American...

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19. 06. 2014
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Ukrainian energy expert says country must sell some of its pipeline to…Russia!

Source: Yahoo news While Iraq has dominated the geopolitical stage this week (and with good reason), there’s still some crazy stuff going on in Ukraine. Earlier this week Russian natural gas giant Gazprom...

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18. 06. 2014
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US ready to give India special role in Asia-Pacific strategic policy

Editor’s Note: It is not mentioned in the article, but the U.S. is seeking ties with India to form a military counterweight to China Source: First Post The United States is ready to give a...

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18. 06. 2014
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Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited...

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18. 06. 2014
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The Galloping Militarization of Eurasia

Source: Transitions Online Regional Intelligence Neil Melvin- Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the deployment of up to 40,000 troops on Ukraine’s border to support the actions of pro-Russian separatist forces have been...

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17. 06. 2014
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Central Asia’s Growing Water Wars

Source: Silk Road Reporters John C. K. Daly - After emerging from the implosion of the USSR more than two decades ago, the Central Asian basin has had more than its fair share of problems,...

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16. 06. 2014
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U.N. Peacekeepers to Protect China’s Oil Interests in South Sudan

Source: Foreign Policy [...] In South Sudan, the investment is indeed paying dividends — for China. Last month, Beijing quietly secured a deal that will put the U.N.’s famed blue helmets to work...

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15. 06. 2014
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China has far more at stake in Iraq than America

  Source: Forbes   If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn’t It Be China? [...] The Chinese, on the other hand, would have a much harder time if Iraq’s 3.7% of global production suddenly went...

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13. 06. 2014
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German Division Fast Forces: Dutch Brigade Integrates With German Forces

Source: Defense News Germany and the Netherlands have entered a new level of military cooperation with the integration of a Dutch air mobile brigade into the new German Division Fast Forces. On Thursday, Lt. Gen....

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