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 revolution in oil and gas production made… Continue Reading

Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base

Source: Euro News One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as dangerous – fly even closer. The comments… Continue Reading

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

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 of the world’s largest untapped reserves. And… Continue Reading

India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report from the New Delhi-based Hindustan Times. The report… Continue Reading