ARMEE DGSE

The Senate wants to deprive the DGSE a significant proportion of its resources

Source: LePoint Rough Translation Three senators propose in a report to the DGSE  to remove a bulk of its military means and tools for information warfare attack. Curiously, the recent report of three senators Reiner...

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People stand on trucks near oil fields in Al-Rmelan, Qamshli province

Syrian oil plundered by armed groups

          Source: Al Monitor News on the situation of Syria’s northeastern oil fields is not pleasant. Governmental authorities, however, do not have the required tools to change the course of sabotage...

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Swiss military simulates French attack

Swiss military simulates French attack

Source: France 24 The Swiss army carried out a military exercise in August based on the premise of an attack by a fractured, financially stricken France, according to a Lausanne-based daily. Switzerland’s army...

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Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

Yuan to play a bigger role in Central Asia

Source: China Daily As many countries in the Eurasian corridor seek effective measures to improve their economies, senior officials from Central Asia and Pakistan’s central banks are urging China to establish a solid...

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Pepsi to march in, as foreign troops leave Afghanistan

Pepsi to march in, as foreign troops leave Afghanistan

Source: Yahoo PepsiCo will open its first plant in Afghanistan in 2014, its Afghan partner said on Monday, the same year foreign troops complete their withdrawal from the country after 13 years of war....

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Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Source: Forbes When we think of Israel, we usually think of the Middle East (its neighborhood), North America (its close ally the United States) and Europe (the long history of Ashkenazi Jews). Rarely...

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Where is the world’s gold

Where is the world’s gold

Source: RK Mufti Mubashir History says Gold goes to where it is respected.  98 percent of Gold at Federal Reserve Bank of New York is owned by central bank of foreign nations and...

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BRICS:The Coming Challenge to U.S. Economic Dominance

BRICS:The Coming Challenge to U.S. Economic Dominance

Source: TFT Late last month, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the so-called BRICS – announced they were forming their own development bank to assist other emerging economies. The...

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China and the Caribbean

China and the Caribbean

Source: Caribbean Journal IT HAS BEEN NO SECRET that China has taken a strategic economic interest in the Caribbean region. China’s intention to expand its financial influence has been crystal clear — it is...

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Investors start a new scramble for Africa

Investors start a new scramble for Africa

Source: FT t is the ultimate in risk versus return. Hunters of investment exotica are heading to Africa, where some of the world’s riskiest markets are enjoying big gains. After trailing behind more...

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Ya Think …Terrorism may be just excuse for Western powers in Africa

Ya Think …Terrorism may be just excuse for Western powers in Africa

Source: Global Times Mali may continue to be the epicenter of combat, death and French preoccupation for a foreseeable future. This means risks to multinational businesses and foreigners, which could play out across...

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Egypt Military Chief Says Ongoing Conflict Could ‘Lead To The Collapse Of The State’

Egypt Military Chief Says Ongoing Conflict Could ‘Lead To The Collapse Of The State’

Source: IBT Egypt’s military chief warned Tuesday that the current unrest fueled by a political impasse could “lead to the collapse of the state.” The statement by Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who also...

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U.S. military strategic surge in Africa

U.S. military strategic surge in Africa

Source: People’s Daily The United States is going to deploy troops in 35 countries in Africa. The 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. will start training in March of...

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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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US intelligence agencies map China’s rise

US intelligence agencies map China’s rise

Source: Arab News Earlier this month the US National Intelligence Council released its Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report — a document that comes out once per presidential administration — mapping out likely...

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Currency Wars Expand Their Battlefield

Currency Wars Expand Their Battlefield

Source:IBT When central bankers intervene and manipulate financial markets it distorts investment decisions and creates capital misallocations. The full effects of monetary easing will likely not be known for years, but some investors...

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Geopolitical Jitters May Dictate Course of World Economy

Geopolitical Jitters May Dictate Course of World Economy

Source: Bloomberg 2012 was a year when politics at times trumped economic fundamentals, from worries about a break- up of the euro zone to anxiety about U.S. budget policy. In 2013, security concerns...

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