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Germans give up on getting back their gold held in US

On June 23, 2014 by stratagem
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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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‘Polish-American alliance complete bullshit’ says foreign minister

On June 23, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Russia Resets its Foot in Afghanistan

On June 1, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Asia Sentinel  Bloodied by a decade-long war, Moscow gingerly seeks to expand its influence More than two decades since a humiliating departure from Afghanistan after a misguided adventure that helped to wreck...

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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic...

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Can America Stop Russia’s Energy “Pivot” To Asia?

On May 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: National Interest [...] Relations with China are critical to another piece of Putin’s pipeline strategy—his plan to penetrate the Indian energy market. Russia and India are negotiating the construction of a $30 billion...

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Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

On May 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC India’s decision last week to pay for arms and equipment from Russia to boost the strength of the Afghan National Army (ANA) could be a dramatic game-changer in the region –...

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Russia Will No Longer Tell Lithuania About Kaliningrad Weaponry, Which May Include Nukes

On May 6, 2014 by stratagem
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              Source: The Trumpet Moscow unilaterally suspended a deal on May 5, under which it had agreed to provide information to Lithuania about Russian weapons and armed...

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East Africa’s new great oil game

On March 31, 2014 by stratagem
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          Source: Africa Report Four leaders dominate the East African diplomatic chess-board, its diplomacy, its soldiering and its business interests. With new railways and road networks, together with new...

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US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

On December 16, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: AFP Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam and other countries police their seas better amid territorial disputes with China, as he met top leaders in...

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Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

On December 2, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Arutz Sheva The Republic of Cyprus has made headlines this month. In the ever more combustible eastern Mediterranean that should come as no surprise. Unfortunately for Cyprus, and America’s allies, Greece and...

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Chinese offer to build rail link from Gwadar to Khunjerab

Chinese offer to build rail link from Gwadar to Khunjerab

On December 1, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Business Recorder A Chinese consortium consisting of two major construction companies namely China Railway Engineering Corporation and Sinotec has offered to construct Gwadar to Khunjerab rail link at an estimated cost of...

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Future world wars ‘will be for water’

Future world wars ‘will be for water’

On November 29, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Gulf Daily News WARS could break out unless more is done to preserve the world’s scarce water resources, a top government official has warned. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa...

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‘Russia eyes Egypt’s ports in bid to boost military presence’

‘Russia eyes Egypt’s ports in bid to boost military presence’

On October 26, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Times of Israel / AP Russia has been seeking to upgrade its military ties with Egypt in an effort to augment its limited access to the Mediterranean and bolster its navy’s presence...

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The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

On October 15, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: World Tribune People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the rise in the use of the westward corridor to export oil, diamonds, and rare minerals out of South...

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China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two of its own

China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two of its own

On October 14, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: WP Armed with tens of billions of dollars in investment deals and romantic tales of ancient explorers, Chinese President Xi Jinping has spent much of the past month promoting his vision of...

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China’s State Press Calls for ‘Building a de-Americanized World’

China’s State Press Calls for ‘Building a de-Americanized World’

On October 14, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week “It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.” As nations around the world fret over the U.S. budget impasse, that is...

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India is expanding its footprint across the Southeast and East Asia along the periphery of China

India is expanding its footprint across the Southeast and East Asia along the periphery of China

On October 14, 2013 by stratagem
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Source: ET India’s relation with 10-member Asean, or Association for Southeast Asian Nations, is not merely about economics. The current India-Asean Summit showcased that Delhi is quietly but surely building strategic partnerships across...

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