24. 04. 2014
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With World Watching Ukraine,Russia Makes Energy Moves in Africa

            Source: USNews …Already, Russia provides about 30 percent of Western and Central Europe’s natural gas, much of which is piped through Ukraine. But since invading, the Kremlin...

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24. 04. 2014
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The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence : Financial warfare is the new global warzone

          Source: Irish Examiner A branch of the US Treasury uses sophisticated financial tools to hit targets linked to hostile governments. This is the new global warzone, write Leah McGrath...

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24. 04. 2014
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Gazprom Turns Up Heat On Kiev With $11bn Bill

          Source: Skynews Russia’s energy giant Gazprom has hit Ukraine with a new $11.4bn (£6.8bn) gas bill – more than five times its original claim. Gas supply has become...

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23. 04. 2014
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Kosovo the “Republic of Heroin”

              Source: Le Figaro Translated Intervene in Syria ? Kosovo a Bad Example In March 1999, stung by the Croatian and Bosnian past , white-hot by hemiplegic...

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23. 04. 2014
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The Russian Military Has a Tiny New Friend

          Source: Medium Here’s a scenario that’s bound to go well. Take one of the most militarized countries on Earth and start adding Russian weapons and money into the...

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23. 04. 2014
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Kaliningrad: A Foot in the Door

            Source: Ozy In the wake of Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea, many wonder just how much farther Putin’s western expansionism will go. But the Ukrainian peninsula isn’t...

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23. 04. 2014
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Germany sold €40 million of arms to Russia

        Source: Local.De The German government banned sales of arms classed as “weapons of war” – including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons – to Russia in January 2000, but that...

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22. 04. 2014
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Frosty Relations: Militarizing the Arctic

                  Source: World Policy  The Arctic melt is uncovering more than just resources and trade routes – it is also opening up a whole new...

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22. 04. 2014
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4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

            Source: Army Times The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to...

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22. 04. 2014
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A new arms race is exploding into Asia, with an expensive and extensive shopping list of new weapons. Who’s buying what

              Source: News.com.au AIRCRAFT carriers. Submarines. Fighter jets. An international arms race is underway among the rapidly developing nations to our north. In this Asian deep-pocket contest,...

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22. 04. 2014
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Mozambique: Africa’s new narco-state?

          Source: Guardian [...] Both the convoy of small fishing boats and their larger counterpart are here to do business, but not to exchange a few Malaysian bananas for...

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22. 04. 2014
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This Map Shows Why the US Is Critical to China’s Energy Needs

          Source: IO9 In recent years, China has awakened to a growing dilemma. The country is increasingly dependent on energy imported through maritime straits that are kept secure by...

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21. 04. 2014
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Kastelorizo Island: The main strategic objective of the Turkish Armed Forces

            Source: dimokratiki.gr Translated The island has no natural water sources, besides the large cistern located right next to the airport, or some extensive beaches. The only port (length of...

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21. 04. 2014
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Chinese authorities in Shanghai seized Japanese freight vessel over pre-WWII debts

            Source: Channel News Asia Tokyo warned Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the...

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20. 04. 2014
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Moscow moves into Kyrgyz energy as US pulls troops from Bishkek base

Source: Global Times Although the International Security Assistance Force still has time until the end of 2014 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have already started to withdraw from neighboring Central Asia. Earlier this...

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20. 04. 2014
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Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

              Source: India Defence Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence...

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20. 04. 2014
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The Middle East we must confront in future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

                Source: Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz...

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18. 04. 2014
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U.S. ground troops going to Poland

          Source: Washington Post Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence...

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17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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17. 04. 2014
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Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

                Source: Voice of America With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and international forces due to leave the country by the end of the...

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17. 04. 2014
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Gas pipeline that would bypass Russia gets new push

          Source: Politico The confrontation between Ukraine and Russia is helping to create an opening for another former Soviet state that wants to become a bigger gas supplier to...

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17. 04. 2014
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Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

          Source: DW Germany faces a renewed debate on energy in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine crisis. To a large extent, the country depends on Russian oil and...

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15. 04. 2014
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SOFT POWER: Pentagon’s psychological operations, State Department and USAID’s information operations intended to influence local populations

              Source: US News The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it right now in...

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14. 04. 2014
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Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration

              Source: Geeska Afrika Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration. British oil giant British Petroleum signed concessions...

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14. 04. 2014
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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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13. 04. 2014
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Uganda, with uranium, oil and gas, seeks India’s help

Editor’s Note: Obama/Pentagon deploying 100′s of special operation forces to hunt Joseph Kony or are they setting up a strategic military footprint in Uganda to secure mountains of uranium, oil and gas through clandestine...

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12. 04. 2014
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Top Marine in Japan: If tasked, we could retake the Senkakus from China

              Source: Stars and Stripes If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said...

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11. 04. 2014
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Russia invaded Crimea and these U.S. energy companies made a killing

Source: resource investor The Energy Report: In a recent Daily Resource Update, you wrote a piece called, “Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Could Benefit Some U.S. Oil Companies,” and it wasn’t the oil producing companies I assumed...

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11. 04. 2014
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The ‘gendarme’ of Africa: France’s hard lessons

Source: blouin news This week marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which left an estimated 800,000 people dead. For France, still coming to terms with its inaction during the conflict, the grim...

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