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China moves into Afghanistan

On November 26, 2014 by stratagem

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

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

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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Germany, Djibouti discuss military co-operation

On October 21, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Tiny Qatar Plays Outsize Role in US War Strategy

On October 20, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Brazilians in Russia Evaluating Air Defense System

On September 4, 2014 by stratagem
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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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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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United States planned to gain control over Crimea to clean out the Russian Black Sea fleet

On September 2, 2014 by stratagem
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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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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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U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

On September 2, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Afghanistan’s economy is on the verge of a collapse

On September 1, 2014 by stratagem
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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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