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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01. 06. 2014
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Russia Resets its Foot in Afghanistan

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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29. 05. 2014
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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

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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12. 05. 2014
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Can America Stop Russia’s Energy “Pivot” To Asia?

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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07. 05. 2014
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Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

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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06. 05. 2014
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Russia Will No Longer Tell Lithuania About Kaliningrad Weaponry, Which May Include Nukes

              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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31. 03. 2014
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East Africa’s new great oil game

          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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16. 12. 2013
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US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

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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02. 12. 2013
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Cyprus: Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web of Power Politics

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

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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01. 12. 2013
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Chinese offer to build rail link from Gwadar to Khunjerab

Chinese offer to build rail link from Gwadar to Khunjerab

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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29. 11. 2013
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Future world wars ‘will be for water’

Future world wars ‘will be for water’

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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26. 10. 2013
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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’

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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15. 10. 2013
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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’

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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14. 10. 2013
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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

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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14. 10. 2013
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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’

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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14. 10. 2013
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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

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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03. 10. 2013
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How Turkey’s ironic oil ties with Iraqi Kurdistan will affect the rest of the region

How Turkey’s ironic oil ties with Iraqi Kurdistan will affect the rest of the region

Source: Al Bawaba Turkey imports $50 billion in oil and gas, has fought and won a civil war with the secessionist Kurdish PKK in its eastern Anatolian provinces and dominates the foreign trade,...

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12. 09. 2013
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Lavrov: Documents for creation of Eurasian Economic Union to be drafted timely

Lavrov: Documents for creation of Eurasian Economic Union to be drafted timely

Source: Indrus he documents for the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union will be drafted timely, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the negotiations with Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrisov here on Thursday....

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10. 09. 2013
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Restive regions may yet spell trouble for China’s Gwadar plan

Restive regions may yet spell trouble for China’s Gwadar plan

Source: National The proposed $18 billion (Dh66bn) economic corridor linking Pakistan’s Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea and Kashghar in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province by road, rail and an energy pipeline, could be...

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28. 08. 2013
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Complete Bullshit! Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria

Complete Bullshit! Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria

This article from EU TIMES is complete disinformation. I removed this story because EUTimes wrote an article that does not have any credibility. I investigated transcripts from President of Russia website , there...

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26. 08. 2013
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Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

Source: SMH Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria....

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26. 08. 2013
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Mediterranean Gas Outlook Is Threatened by War

Mediterranean Gas Outlook Is Threatened by War

Source: Wall Street Cheat Sheet The population in the eastern Mediterranean region is expected to increase by as much as 35 percent in the next 20 years. Natural gas deposits in the Levant...

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26. 08. 2013
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Militarization in Russia

Militarization in Russia

Source: International Not since the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 has Russia carried out a military maneuver like the “readiness test” that began on July 12. Demonstrating in front of the...

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17. 08. 2013
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China’s Strategic Stepping into US’ Backyard

China’s Strategic Stepping into US’ Backyard

Source: albawaba Despite profound geopolitical changes in the Arab world, the Sino-Arab trade has been on a fast track of growth. In fact, the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)...

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13. 08. 2013
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Gazprom’s Oil Arm Signs Strategic Deal With Halliburton

Gazprom’s Oil Arm Signs Strategic Deal With Halliburton

Source:RIA Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s state-owned gas monopoly, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with US energy services giant Halliburton to facilitate technological exchanges that will help increase production, the...

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12. 08. 2013
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The Middle Eastern ‘Great Game’

The Middle Eastern ‘Great Game’

Source: ISN The strategic competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran now involves proxy struggles throughout the Middle East – in Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and now Qatar. Simon Mabon explores the ethnic, sectarian...

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07. 08. 2013
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Saudi offers Russia incentives in return for ditching Assad regime – report

Saudi offers Russia incentives in return for ditching Assad regime – report

Source: Reuters/Times of Oman Saudi Arabia has offered Russia economic incentives including a major arms deal and a pledge not to challenge Russian gas sales if Moscow scales back support for Syrian President...

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05. 08. 2013
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Afghan government in secret talks with Taliban

Afghan government in secret talks with Taliban

Source: AP/CBC The Taliban have held secret talks with representatives of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to try to jumpstart a peace process that stumbled and stalled at the starting gate, according to Afghan...

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05. 07. 2013
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Germans want in on untapped Afghan resources

Germans want in on untapped Afghan resources

Source: DW Afghanistan is rich in resources. The first German-Afghan dialogue on natural resources aims to create perspectives for mineral deposits. But there are many obstacles ahead. Afghanistan should no longer be equated...

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14. 06. 2013
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Germany’s BND intelligence agency restores security cooperation with Assad regime

Germany’s BND intelligence agency restores security cooperation with Assad regime

Source: MEMO Diplomatic sources have revealed that the head of Germany’s BND intelligence agency went to Damascus last month for an unscheduled visit during which he met with Syrian officials led by Major...

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10. 06. 2013
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U.S. Hegemony : America Secretly Approves $1.3 Billion Worth of Military Aid to Egypt

U.S. Hegemony : America Secretly Approves $1.3 Billion Worth of Military Aid to Egypt

Source: Trumpet In a May 9 memo publicized last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote that the American government will continue to provide its annual $1.3 billion military aid package to the Muslim...

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08. 06. 2013
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China details Indian Ocean strategy and interests

China details Indian Ocean strategy and interests

Source: Hindu Blue book’ laments Beijing has trailed behind New Delhi and Washington in securing its interests China has, for the first time, attempted to spell out its strategy — and plans —...

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31. 05. 2013
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US Senator John McCain wants to send Yemeni Jihadists to Syria

US Senator John McCain wants to send Yemeni Jihadists to Syria

Source: Yemen Post According to several Yemeni-based local newspapers, US Senator John McCain, who briefly visited Yemen earlier this week to offer his support to the coalition government and discuss political and security...

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31. 05. 2013
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The Grand Syrian Chess Board: Behind the Game Played by Russia, Israel, the U.S. and Other Powers

The Grand Syrian Chess Board: Behind the Game Played by Russia, Israel, the U.S. and Other Powers

Source: Time The umbrella group representing Syria‘s rebellion on the world stage announced on Thursday that they would not attend peace talks proposed to take place in Geneva during June, a flat rejection that...

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26. 05. 2013
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Rivalry with China:Japan unveils major loan for Myanmar and forgives debt

Rivalry with China:Japan unveils major loan for Myanmar and forgives debt

Source: SCMP Japan on Sunday announced a development aid and loan package for Myanmar worth hundreds of millions of US dollars as it boosts trade ties with the fast-changing nation seen as a...

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24. 05. 2013
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The Shadow War Behind Syria’s Rebellion: Foreign Backers Jockey for Influence in Turkey

The Shadow War Behind Syria’s Rebellion: Foreign Backers Jockey for Influence in Turkey

Source: Time While the diplomatic grouping known as the Friends of Syria met in the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday to discuss a U.S.-Russian plan for peace talks, a low-key yet perhaps equally important gathering...

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20. 05. 2013
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US might step in for a Cyprus solution to appease Turks

US might step in for a Cyprus solution to appease Turks

Source: hurriyet President Barack Obama gave two messages to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by hosting him in Blair House, a gesture that was last made in 1999.First, in view of the fact that Erdoğan’s...

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14. 05. 2013
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Energy security, power and technology

Energy security, power and technology

Editor’s Note: Major U.S. military operations/actions to protect oil Source: Fuel Fix A team of journalism graduate students has published a detailed project on energy security, geopolitics and technology that debunks several national myths...

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06. 05. 2013
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AFRICOM and USAID in Dakar

AFRICOM and USAID in Dakar

Source: LeBlog Finance Casually, the United States would they not be trying to get a little closer in Senegal? The country is close to the Mali and its raw materials, and is itself...

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16. 04. 2013
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Hegemonic transitions

Hegemonic transitions

Source: RK Throughout the human history empires have risen and fallen. In its praxis the subordinate states survive under the implied means of power, the threat of force, rather than by direct military...

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02. 04. 2013
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Israel and Azerbaijan: unlikely allies?

Israel and Azerbaijan: unlikely allies?

Source: Guardian  In the latest in a series of explosive reports on Israel‘s covert hostilities against Iran, one vigorously denied by both the Israeli government and Baku, Foreign Policy magazine has quoted anonymous US officials saying...

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01. 04. 2013
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Now a Chinese pivot to Russia

Now a Chinese pivot to Russia

Source: India Today The new Chinese President Xi Jinping has wasted little time in conducting his own pivot – to Russia – in response to the much heralded American turn to Asia. Geopolitically,...

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29. 03. 2013
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US strategic tilt towards India

US strategic tilt towards India

Source: FP With approximately 3.2 per cent of the total world area and 28 per cent of world population the geostrategic architecture of South Asia has always attracted the great global players including...

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26. 03. 2013
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Rethinking US security –  offshore balancing strategy

Rethinking US security – offshore balancing strategy

Source: KJ Some of the pieces of a new national security strategy are already on the table from Obama’s first term. Two US ground wars – in Iraq and Afghanistan – are or...

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21. 03. 2013
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US report says Turkey could be drawn into war with Syria, Iran

US report says Turkey could be drawn into war with Syria, Iran

Source: TZ A new report by a Washington-based think tank has claimed that Turkey could be inadvertently drawn into war with the Syrian regime and possibly Iran, which would trigger collective defense obligations...

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18. 03. 2013
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Israel’s Claim to Armenia

Israel’s Claim to Armenia

Source: L It is not a secret that Armenia and its foreign policy are focused by Israel because from time to time but at a certain frequency the “Armenian reality” gives a surprise...

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18. 03. 2013
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Russian-Venezuelan military cooperation after Chavez

Russian-Venezuelan military cooperation after Chavez

Source: valdaiclub For the past 15 years, Russian-Venezuelan relations have focused on military cooperation, while efforts to bolster civilian ties have failed to bring about the desired result. Bilateral trade can be described as...

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25. 02. 2013
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US withdrawal may push Central Asia toward Russia

US withdrawal may push Central Asia toward Russia

Source: RBTH At a recent seminar in Washington, the latest report of the Center for Strategic and International Studies was delivered, entitled “The United States and Central Asia after 2014.” The CSIS report outlines...

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16. 02. 2013
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Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In ‘Energy Diplomacy’

Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In ‘Energy Diplomacy’

Source: HP With the start of 2013 the ‘War on Terror’ has burst back into the headlines. The attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria sparked declarations from David Cameron which identified...

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13. 02. 2013
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Russia says supplying Syria and Mali with military hardware

Russia says supplying Syria and Mali with military hardware

Source: AFP/Yahoo Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world’s...

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07. 02. 2013
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Turkey will not halt Iran gold exports despite sanctions pressure

Turkey will not halt Iran gold exports despite sanctions pressure

Source: Mineweb Turkey will not be swayed by U.S. sanctions pressure to halt gold exports to Iran but Tehran’s demand for the metal may fall this year, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Thursday....

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06. 02. 2013
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A Trans Caspian Project May Lead to Military Confrontation Within the Region

A Trans Caspian Project May Lead to Military Confrontation Within the Region

Source: HP UK Azerbaijan stands out as the only former Soviet republic that can neither be described as pro-Russian or pro-Western. It has maintained cordial relations with Moscow, without having to sacrifice its...

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02. 02. 2013
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Hillary Clinton: International Order | New World Order

Hillary Clinton: International Order | New World Order

Editors Notes: No question this is right in your face off the cuff speech.  You the citizen, the debt slave do not matter because the pillars of major power are dominated by a...

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01. 02. 2013
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Pak inducts China into Balochistan to counter India

Pak inducts China into Balochistan to counter India

Source:  Northlines Despite its continuing concerns over the freedom struggle of the Balochs which shows no signs of letting up, China, which originally constructed the languishing commercial port of Gwadar on the Mekran Coast...

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30. 01. 2013
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Gwadar port transfer to China approved

Gwadar port transfer to China approved

Source: The News Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved a deal transferring from Singapore to China the management of the strategically located deep-sea Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea. China provided about 75 percent...

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30. 01. 2013
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NATO poised to militarize Arctic – expert

NATO poised to militarize Arctic – expert

Source: VOR Militarization of the Arctic: ‘We have to rethink how war is fought’ – Norberg As the Arctic ice continues to melt and resources slowly begin to be available the West has...

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16. 01. 2013
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Is the LoC attack part of America’s plan B?

Is the LoC attack part of America’s plan B?

Source: Rediff The US will be secretly happy if Pakistan is forced to fight on two fronts (Indian and Afghan) in 2014, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). ‘Terror struck into the hearts...

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15. 01. 2013
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Don’t forget the critical role of China in Mali

Don’t forget the critical role of China in Mali

Source: Independent Another year and another foreign adventure for the UK military, but with regards to Mali many analysts and commentators are missing an angle; the ‘Pivot to Asia’ and the surging role...

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14. 01. 2013
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PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

Source: SMCP The PLA aims to beef up its troops’ combat readiness and prepare for actual war situations through exercises this year, according to the latest annual training directive, amid escalating tensions between...

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10. 01. 2013
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The imperial agenda of the US’s ‘Africa Command’ marches on

The imperial agenda of the US’s ‘Africa Command’ marches on

Editors Notes: US|NATO  geostrategy for Africa is a containment  policy/energy security to centralize all African agricultural lands, mineral resources, raw materials and hydrocarbons,  directly influence African economic markets and trade to benefit the...

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08. 01. 2013
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Japan Explores War Scenarios with China

Japan Explores War Scenarios with China

Source: The Diplomat As Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party national defense task force announced on Jan. 8 that it would increase the nation’s defense budget by more than 100 billion yen ($1.15 billion), three of five...

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08. 01. 2013
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NATO And Status Quo In South Caucasus

NATO And Status Quo In South Caucasus

Source: Lragir Despite the attempts of European states to strengthen their foothold, interests and presence in the South Caucasus, the regional policy of the Euro-Atlantic alliance has been formed by the United States...

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06. 01. 2013
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British Private Mercenary Navy to Wage War on Somali Pirates

British Private Mercenary Navy to Wage War on Somali Pirates

Editors Notes: Private Military Contractors i.e. mercenaries  will be allowed to wage war with extra fringe benefits -immunity from international criminal prosecution. Mission: provide security to control hydrocarbons and trade routes. Related Articles:...

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03. 01. 2013
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Zbigniew Brzezinski: U.S. military strikes against Iran a hazardous strategy

Zbigniew Brzezinski: U.S. military strikes against Iran a hazardous strategy

Source: Washington Post t is to be hoped that the forthcoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings regarding the president’s nominations for secretary of state and secretary of defense produce a wide-ranging debate regarding...

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02. 01. 2013
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War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Source: HF Blog What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater...

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01. 01. 2013
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US, UK against Pak nukes?

US, UK against Pak nukes?

Source: Pakistan Observer Talking to media, Defence Secretary Lt General (R) Asif Yasin Malik on Friday said: “The United States and Britain are against Pakistan’s nuclear programme and the CIA uses ‘foreign agencies’...

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01. 01. 2013
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Israel in secret talks with rebels

Israel in secret talks with rebels

Source: UPI Israel is in secret talks with Syrian rebels to help find the remains of an executed Israeli spy and prepare for an operation, al-Quds al-Arabi reports. The report said Israeli officials...

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31. 12. 2012
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US secret talks with Iran over Afghanistan

US secret talks with Iran over Afghanistan

Source: Today’s Zaman     While I was in New Delhi over the weekend to participate in a regional conference on Afghanistan, organized by the Delhi Policy Group, I had a chance to...

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27. 12. 2012
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Jordan and Israel in secret talks over Syria’s chemical weapons

Jordan and Israel in secret talks over Syria’s chemical weapons

Source: Albawabal Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II have held secret talks in Amman to discuss Syria’s potential use of chemical weapons, Al Quds Al-Arabi reported on Wednesday. The...

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25. 12. 2012
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GCC to set up unified military command

GCC to set up unified military command

Source: Gulf News The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states on Tuesday said that they would go ahead with setting up a unified general military command for their land, navy and air forces. “The...

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22. 12. 2012
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Members of Afghanistan’s warring sides gather in France

Members of Afghanistan’s warring sides gather in France

Source: LA Times Members of Afghanistan’s warring sides gathered near Paris on Thursday to begin informal talks about the country’s future as U.S. and NATO forces pull out. It was the first time...

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19. 12. 2012
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US to train Myanmar troops

US to train Myanmar troops

Editors Notes: Investigate Southeast Asia on a map. Years of US covert and overt operations to counter/contain China operations in the region. Related Article: Pentagon expands special operations counterterrorism assistance in Cambodia Source:...

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18. 12. 2012
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More US troops in Asia if China unable to contain North Korea: report

More US troops in Asia if China unable to contain North Korea: report

Source: Want China Times More American troops will be deployed to the Asia-Pacific region if China remains unable or unwilling to rein in the actions of North Korea, according to an article published...

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18. 12. 2012
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Russia Sends Navy Squadron to Mediterranean

Russia Sends Navy Squadron to Mediterranean

Source: ABC/AP A Russian navy squadron has set off for the Mediterranean amid official talk about a possible evacuation of Russians from Syria. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that the ships will rotate...

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17. 12. 2012
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On U.S.-Armenia Military Cooperation

On U.S.-Armenia Military Cooperation

Source: Lragir A strategy is not something that is written down in published doctrines and forecasts but something which is not declared in any form, neither now, nor 49 years later. The South...

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13. 12. 2012
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Burma druglords could cash in on opium and methamphetamine production due to Afghanistan decline

Burma druglords could cash in on opium and methamphetamine production due to Afghanistan decline

Editors Notes: U.S. engagement of Burma is no coincidence.  U.S. diplomacy to provide humanitarian aid packages to Burma is a veneer to hide the U.S strategic military shift to Asia Pacific. Why? Economics....

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13. 12. 2012
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THE DIVIDED OCEANS – Towards a larger Asia-Pacific security architecture

THE DIVIDED OCEANS – Towards a larger Asia-Pacific security architecture

Source: Telegraph India The security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, which American ‘re-balancing’ towards Asia and Barack Obama’s tour of some Asian countries so early into his second presidency seek to address, are...

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10. 12. 2012
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Philippines eyes greater US military presence

Philippines eyes greater US military presence

Source: Nation US and Philippine officials will meet this week to discuss expanding American presence in the Asian nation, a senior diplomat said, amid tensions with China over its claims to vast waters...

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03. 12. 2012
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Mediterranean Maritime Conflict: Israel and Lebanon dispute over undersea oil and gas

Mediterranean Maritime Conflict: Israel and Lebanon dispute over undersea oil and gas

Source: Washington Post Cyprus has offered to mediate between Lebanon and Israel over a maritime border dispute that is delaying some oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, a Cypriot official said Monday....

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02. 12. 2012
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Turkey and Saudi Arabia: strange bedfellows in Syria

Turkey and Saudi Arabia: strange bedfellows in Syria

Source: Today’s Zaman   Syria is strategically very important. But the fight for Syria is a prelude to Sunni primacy in Iraq.   All the neighbors of Syria have a stake in who...

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02. 12. 2012
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China’s Oil Quest Comes to Iraq

China’s Oil Quest Comes to Iraq

Source: Diplomat While China’s oil dealings with countries like Iran and Sudan receive global attention, its budding relationship with Iraq may turn out to be the most important. A lot of attention has...

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01. 12. 2012
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Diaoyutais are protected under US-Japan Security Treaty: US Senate

Diaoyutais are protected under US-Japan Security Treaty: US Senate

Source: Want China Times Under an amendment of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2013 approved by the US Senate on Nov. 29, the disputed Diaoyutai (Senkaku or Diaoyu)islands is...

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01. 12. 2012
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DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas

DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas

Source: Washington Post The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said. The...

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30. 11. 2012
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China threat spurs Japan to expand military presence

China threat spurs Japan to expand military presence

Source: Brisbane Times After years of watching its international influence eroded by a slow-motion economic decline, pacifist Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the...

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30. 11. 2012
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U.S. Security Strategy to Leverage Presence in the Asia-Pacific

U.S. Security Strategy to Leverage Presence in the Asia-Pacific

Source: U.S. Department of Defense The new concept of readiness, according to Carter, involves preserving and building on the strength of the all-volunteer active duty, Guard and Reserve force developed during the last...

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29. 11. 2012
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China and India could ‘rule the waves’

China and India could ‘rule the waves’

Source: Telegraph It urged New Delhi to meet it halfway to reach a compromise on the issue which would allow their trade relationship to flourish. Senior Chinese Communist Party leaders told their Indian...

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28. 11. 2012
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US orchestra fearing of Russia-Georgia war – ANALYSIS

US orchestra fearing of Russia-Georgia war – ANALYSIS

Source: APA US orchestra in Europe Azerbaijan joined NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) program in 1994, Planning and Review Process (PARP) in 1996. Under the order issued by the Head of State, State...

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27. 11. 2012
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The Commander in the Field and the Maroon Berets’ Cross-Border Operation

The Commander in the Field and the Maroon Berets’ Cross-Border Operation

Source: Turkish Weekly Two brigades from the Special Forces Command, known popularly as the “Maroon Berets”  and composed of crack troops  from the Turkish Armed Forces, have started operations on Turkey’s border with...

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26. 11. 2012
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US Can Deter and Contain Iran, Brzezinski Says

US Can Deter and Contain Iran, Brzezinski Says

Source: Al Monitor Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said Monday [Nov. 26] that the United States has “no implicit obligation to follow like a stupid mule” an Israeli strike on...

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26. 11. 2012
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The New Silk Road vision is a key element of a long-term strategy for Afghanistan

The New Silk Road vision is a key element of a long-term strategy for Afghanistan

Source: Asia Plus U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated on November 24 that the New Silk Road vision aimed at developing a network of trade and transportation corridors linking markets in...

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25. 11. 2012
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India needs military covert operations to take out terror targets in Pakistan

India needs military covert operations to take out terror targets in Pakistan

            Source: Rediff Ajmal Kasab [ Images ], the sole terrorist arrested during the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai [ Images ], has finally been hanged. But he...

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24. 11. 2012
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Sino-India military cooperation can ensure secure, stable environment for both nations

Sino-India military cooperation can ensure secure, stable environment for both nations

Source: Yahoo In Arunachal Pradesh Governor and former Chief of Army Staff, General (retired) J.J. Singh has said that military to military cooperation between India and China could form a pivot for enabling...

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21. 11. 2012
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Investors ready to go to Syria after collapse

Investors ready to go to Syria after collapse

Editors Notes: Deja Vu  Related Article: An All Out Race for Corporations to Raid Libya with “Fixers” Source: Gulf News UAE-based Syrian businessmen will have investment worth $1 billion in Syria across different...

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20. 11. 2012
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Southern Gas Corridor Pipeline Would Loosen Russian Stranglehold On European Natural Gas Supply

Southern Gas Corridor Pipeline Would Loosen Russian Stranglehold On European Natural Gas Supply

Source: Forbes Prospects for the originally proposed Nabucco natural gas pipeline from Turkey to Austria face considerable uncertainty, so Azerbaijan and Turkey are moving ahead to open an alternate “Southern Gas Corridor” route to...

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20. 11. 2012
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‘Indo-US military ties can alter world power dynamics’

‘Indo-US military ties can alter world power dynamics’

Source: Hindustan Times Suggesting that the US relationship with India has the potential to alter the power dynamics in Asia and the world, a leading US think tank has proposed a deeper military...

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19. 11. 2012
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Is private security taking over Africa? [African Business]

Is private security taking over Africa? [African Business]

Source: Equities It is statistically true that we are living in the most peaceful and stable era in human history. It just does not feel that way. And if you live in a...

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16. 11. 2012
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Afghanistan: regional conflagration fuse?

Afghanistan: regional conflagration fuse?

Editors notes: US, Russia and China. Which geopolitical player will outmaneuver the other  diplomatically to secure regional areas containing  oil, gas, mineral deposits and opium fields without igniting a conflict? Related Article: Controversial plan...

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07. 11. 2012
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The New Great Game: The Arctic Ocean

The New Great Game: The Arctic Ocean

Source: The Diplomat The Naval Diplomat turned coat again last week, with a Foreign Policy essay exploring the strategic implications of a navigable Arctic Ocean. A former chief climatologist of the U.S. Navy...

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31. 10. 2012
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U.S. secretly builds an alternative Syrian opposition leadership

U.S. secretly builds an alternative Syrian opposition leadership

Source: Washington Post The Obama administration has spent the past several months in secret diplomatic negotiations aimed at building a new Syrian opposition leadership structure that it hopes can win the support of...

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