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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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