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Mali: The Forgotten Uranium War

Source: Yahoo News Excerpt: French interests in SahelFrench support for the MNLA is not surprising, at least not geopolitically. France wants Niger protected from the insurgencies sweeping across the Sahel region, and it...

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04. 09. 2014
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Israel is slowly becoming a linchpin of the region’s energy supplies

  Source: Foreign Policy Israel has found another nearby customer for its abundant offshore supply of natural gas, a sign that the region’s endless turmoil has not derailed energy development, even if Israel’s...

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01. 09. 2014
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Northern Fleet’s New Arctic Base: Missiles and manpower to protect offshore oil and gas resources

Source: Barents Observer The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic. Fleet Head Commander Vladimir Korolyov this week inspected personnel...

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30. 08. 2014
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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...

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27. 08. 2014
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Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

Source: IB Times A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S....

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27. 08. 2014
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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

Source: Frontiers/WSJ China’s Sichuan provincial department of agriculture plans to invest up to $300 million to boost production of several agricultural commodities in Uganda, officials said Wednesday. Sichuan plans to open up a...

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25. 08. 2014
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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...

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21. 08. 2014
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Canadian Military Forces developing networks of weapon and equipment hubs throughout the Arctic

Source: Ottawa Citizen The Canadian Forces will develop a network of sites throughout the Arctic in order to stockpile equipment if needed and move troops and gear quickly into the region in case of emergency,...

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13. 08. 2014
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Colombia heightens military presence to secure eastern war zone

Editor’s Note: Resource Wars: Oil pipelines and mining operations Source: Columbia Reports The Colombian government is bolstering its military presence in eastern Colombia after months of escalating hostilities and rebel attacks, including Tuesday’s bombing of a major oil pipeline, according to official...

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12. 08. 2014
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Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

Source: SF Gate This week’s U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq are being accompanied with an undertow of “it’s all about oil” talk. Take for example, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll’s observation...

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03. 08. 2014
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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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02. 08. 2014
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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants...

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23. 07. 2014
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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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19. 07. 2014
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Battle for Syria gas field after ISIS execute hundreds

  Editor’s Note:For the meantime , the Iranian Qud forces and Peshmerga forces have halted ISIS’s advance eastward. With millions of dollars of CIA donated and captured U.S. military equipment/weapons ISIS will spark new military operations and atrocities in Syria. Killing innocent people...

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08. 07. 2014
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Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and...

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08. 07. 2014
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Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars Global Conflicts Are Increasingly Fueled by the Desire for Oil and Natural Gas — and the Funds They Generate

  Source: Toms Dispatch By Michael T. Klare Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts.  At first...

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30. 06. 2014
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U.S. and Columbia Based Coal Mines ‘funded Colombia paramilitaries’

Source: IOL The Hague – A Dutch non-governmental group on Monday accused two coal mining companies in Colombia’s restive northeast of having sponsored paramilitary groups to protect their business interests. “Between 1996 and...

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24. 06. 2014
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NATO Commander Returns to Balkans Hunting for Albanian Oil

Editor’s Note: U.S. Military Operations, High Ranking Military commanders and Oil Corporations taking down governments of nations that just happen to have abundant petroleum resources + Gas, Uranium, Iron Ore, Gold, Rare Earths, Etc…. General Wesley Clark...

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20. 06. 2014
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Secret Russian Operatives Working To Thwart Europe’s Natural Gas Sector, Outgoing NATO Chief

Source: IB Times Clandestine Russian operatives, ever lurking in the shadows, are working to thwart Europe’s natural gas sector by funding and orchestrating environmental groups. At least that’s what the outgoing head of...

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18. 06. 2014
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Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited...

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18. 06. 2014
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US Marines Linked to Australian Energy Security

Editor’s Note: Related Article from 2 years ago- U.S. MARINES ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA TO SECURE OFFSHORE NATURAL GAS AND OIL FIELDS Source: ABC News/AP The growing number of U.S. Marines in northern Australia...

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11. 06. 2014
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Pipeline Politics: South Caucasus bracing up for new Russia-West energy war

Source: Armenia Now Aspirations for the revival of a transnational energy project on the part of the European Union on one side and Russia’s likely attempts to draw Azerbaijan into its sphere of...

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Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

Source: Yahoo | AFP Brazil is building five submarines to patrol its massive coast, including one powered by an atomic reactor that would put it in the small club of countries with a...

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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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29. 05. 2014
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China-Vietnam oil dispute demonstrates volatility of competing South China Sea claims

Source: Hazard Ex China moved a drilling rig to a position off Vietnam’s coast in early May, causing clashes that highlight the emergence of the South China Sea as a major potential flash...

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29. 05. 2014
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RUSSIA, BELARUS AND KAZAKHSTAN SET UP NEW ALLIANCE

Source: AP The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Thursday created an economic union that intends to boost cooperation between the ex-Soviet neighbors, a pact which was at the source of the...

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28. 05. 2014
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US troops ‘to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely’

Editor’s Note: The war in Afghanistan will transition from an overt military operation to a covert clandestine CIA/Special Forces operation. Once the US officially announces the end of war in Afghanistan,the CIA, the sponsored...

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28. 05. 2014
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Germany in scramble for Africa Resources

Source: Oman Observer GERMAN industry’s representative in Angola, Ricardo Gerigk, has a tough job drumming up business in Luanda, the costliest city in the world for expats, where contracts tend to go to...

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24. 05. 2014
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Afghanistan’s hidden gem: Emeralds

Source: Al Jazeera Emerald cities One of the most intriguing examples of this huge unexploited wealth is Afghanistan’s emerald industry. There are extraordinarily rich veins of this precious green gemstone running through the...

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22. 05. 2014
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Ethiopia:New Roads in Africa is to improve export of Natural Resources to China

              Source: Geeska Afrika Africa’s natural resources can be more easily exported to China if infrastructure is modernized. But, in the long term, Africa itself is likely to...

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19. 05. 2014
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French Operations in Africa: Lessons for Future Leaders

Source: MCA Marines Abstract As the Marine Corps builds up the Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response (MAGTF –CR) under Marine Forces Africa (MARFORAF), there are valuable lessons to be learned...

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17. 05. 2014
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The Scramble for Uranium in Africa

            Source: Wise International Africa’s resources are extracted by outsiders, with benefits only reaching the involved non-African mining companies and non-African end-users of the commodity. Africa is the next...

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17. 05. 2014
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In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves

              Source: NYT When Russia seized Crimea in March, it acquired not just the Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size with the...

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16. 05. 2014
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Africa: Militarised Humanitarianism in Africa

            Source: All Africa Washington — As the world remains transfixed by the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian girls, there have been increasing calls for international intervention in...

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15. 05. 2014
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William F. Engdahl:US wages oil wars in Middle East to dominate world energy markets

              Source: Voice of Russia  The Anglo-American oil cartel is pursuing longstanding ambition to dominate the world energy market. Hydrocarbons, oil and gas, are the main driver...

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15. 05. 2014
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South China Sea Tensions:Territory Disputes, 9-Dash Line, Natural Resources, Trade Routes, Military Stakes

                      Source: Council on Foreign Relations  Territorial spats over the waters and islands of the South China Sea have roiled relations between China...

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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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12. 05. 2014
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Russia’s dress rehearsal for vast Arctic claim

      Source: Australian WHILE the world waited for an invasion of mainland Ukraine, Russia quietly gained a chunk of territory the size of Switzerland 6000km away. In marked contrast to the...

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12. 05. 2014
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China sends fighter jets to protect oil rig in disputed zone

Source: Business Line China sent warplanes to protect an oil rig located in disputed waters in the South China Sea, reports from Vietnam said Monday. China repeatedly flew two groups of jet fighters...

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02. 05. 2014
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Norwegian Land Up For Sale Could Be What China Needs To Access The Arctic

            Source: IBT After a decade of looking westward to Central Asia to secure access to energy supplies, China is shifting its gaze to the north, where it...

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02. 05. 2014
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Greenland and the Arctic: The next Ukraine?

              Source: cphpost.dk Even before the recent tensions in Ukraine began to heat up, Russia’s Arctic neighbours – including Greenland – were wondering about its intentions in the...

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30. 04. 2014
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Arctic region is serious military-diplomatic battlefield between Canada, Russia, US, Norway and Denmark – experts

            Source: Voice of Russia The world is shaken by armed conflicts, the tension is growing between the opposing geopolitical forces and the statements made by the large...

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24. 04. 2014
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With World Watching Ukraine,Russia Makes Energy Moves in Africa

            Source: USNews …Already, Russia provides about 30 percent of Western and Central Europe’s natural gas, much of which is piped through Ukraine. But since invading, the Kremlin...

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22. 04. 2014
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Frosty Relations: Militarizing the Arctic

                  Source: World Policy  The Arctic melt is uncovering more than just resources and trade routes – it is also opening up a whole new...

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20. 04. 2014
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Moscow moves into Kyrgyz energy as US pulls troops from Bishkek base

Source: Global Times Although the International Security Assistance Force still has time until the end of 2014 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have already started to withdraw from neighboring Central Asia. Earlier this...

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17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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14. 04. 2014
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Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration

              Source: Geeska Afrika Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration. British oil giant British Petroleum signed concessions...

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14. 04. 2014
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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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13. 04. 2014
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Uganda, with uranium, oil and gas, seeks India’s help

Editor’s Note: Obama/Pentagon deploying 100′s of special operation forces to hunt Joseph Kony or are they setting up a strategic military footprint in Uganda to secure mountains of uranium, oil and gas through clandestine...

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09. 04. 2014
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Mena region ‘strategically well-placed’ to supply world with energy

            Source: Zawya   Mena region is “strategically well-placed” to supply the world with energy, especially the ever-expanding Asian oil and gas demand centre, said Opec secretary-general Abdalla...

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06. 04. 2014
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The New Grand Game: Struggle for the domination and influence over the Caspian region, its vast natural resources and transportation routes

              Source: the malaysian insider Once considered as the Russian inner lake, the Caspian has presented itself as an open/high sea of opportunities literally overnight – not only...

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04. 04. 2014
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Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP [...] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan...

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03. 04. 2014
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Slovenia warns Croatia over exploration of hydrocarbons in border dispute area

              Source: Dalje Croatia’s Ambassador to Ljubljana, Vesna Terzic, was summoned to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry on Thursday after the Croatian government issued a public tender for...

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01. 04. 2014
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Russia plans to build undersea gas pipeline to Crimea

                Source: Reuters Russia plans to build an undersea gas pipeline to Crimea and could construct three power stations on the Black Sea peninsula following its...

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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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26. 03. 2014
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Office of Net Assessment: Inside China’s secret three-front war vs. the U.S.

  Source: Washington Times China is waging political warfare against the United States as part of a strategy to drive the U.S. military out of Asia and control seas near its coasts, according to a Pentagon-sponsored study....

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24. 03. 2014
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Eyes on Afghanistan as Next Lithium Motherload

          Source: OilPrice As American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the US has handed over prized mineral data to Kabul, which is hoping it can provide enough security to...

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24. 03. 2014
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U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Oil and Commandoes

          Source: Allgov When the U.S. military raided a renegade Libyan tanker on March 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, the mission was successful by all accounts. About 30 Navy Seals managed...

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17. 03. 2014
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Russia Eyes Crimea’s Oil and Gas Reserves

              Source: OilPrice According to Reuters, Crimea may nationalize oil and gas assets within its borders belonging to Ukraine, and sell them off to Russia. Crimea’s Deputy Prime...

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17. 03. 2014
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Myanmar’s northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

            Source: eleven myanmar Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the...

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15. 03. 2014
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China overtakes US in trade with Africa

                Editor’s Note: United States is lagging behind China in Central Asia/Africa. U.S. is fighting wars, China is building strategic infrastructure. “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is...

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13. 03. 2014
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Philippines to Let U.S. Build Military Facilities on Its Bases

            Source: Business Week The Philippines will let the U.S. build facilities inside the Southeast Asian nation’s military bases, under a pact that would boost the American troop...

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10. 03. 2014
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New Maps of Afghanistan Provide “Fingerprint” of Natural Resources

              Source: USGS A coalition of scientists from the United States and Afghanistan today released high tech maps that will help Afghanistan chart a course for future...

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08. 03. 2014
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Inside China: Long march to Africa

Source: Washington Times China is set to establish military bases in key spots of Africa, directly challenging the military presence of the U.S. and the European Union. Last year, China surpassed the EU, the U.S. and Japan as Africa’s largest...

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06. 03. 2014
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US military says climate change could increase wars, conflict

Source: RTCC US military chiefs have warned climate change is becoming an increasing risk to global security, providing further pause for thought among the Washington political establishment sharply divided on how to tackle...

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01. 03. 2014
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Afghanistan $30 Trillion Mineral Riches Won’t Go Anywhere Without Rail

Source: Business Week Supervisor Atta Mohammad watches the cranes swivel and workers at the Naibabad freight terminal rush to unload wheat and construction material from Uzbekistan that’s just arrived on Afghanistan’s only railroad....

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27. 02. 2014
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The race for Arctic oil: Russia vs. U.S.

Source: The Week/Fiscal Times The United States and Russia are at odds over a host of issues, from Ukraine to Syria to Edward Snowden, prompting talks of a new Cold War. Their next...

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22. 02. 2014
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New arms threat: Argentina’s £3billion boost to military

Source: Express UK Buenos Aires will acquire military hardware including fighter aircraft, ­anti-aircraft weapons and specialised radar, as well as beefing up its special forces. The news comes months before drilling for oil...

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21. 02. 2014
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France to set up state mining venture to secure minerals supply

Source: Deutsche Welle The Socialist government in France was planning to invest up to 400 million euros ($548 million) over the next five to seven years in newly-established state-owned mining company Compagnie National...

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18. 02. 2014
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Libyan militias threaten parliament, deploy forces in Tripoli

Source: Reuters Two heavily armed Libyan militias demanded on Tuesday the country’s parliament hand over power immediately in what the head of the assembly dismissed as an attempted coup that would be contested...

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18. 02. 2014
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Myanmar’s Untouched Natural Gas Reserves

Source: Morning Money ‘If I could put all of my money into Myanmar, I would. Myanmar is in the same place China was in early 1979, when Deng Xiaoping said “we have to...

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13. 02. 2014
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NATO: West may lose access to crucial natural resources for military materials

Source: Military Times  Western militaries may lose access to critical materials needed for weapons and other systems, because of the growing demand for new technologies, questionable supply lines and production in unfriendly or...

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05. 02. 2014
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Trillion Dollar Map: World Bank to map Africa’s natural resources

Editor’s Note: Accompanied by coups, military interventions/wars and atrocities. Source: Business Standard The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion plan to map Africa‘s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s uncovered...

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03. 02. 2014
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Transhumanism and War

Source: Institute for ethics &emerging technologies Throughout the transhumanist movement there is a strong belief, that transhuman technology will eventually end all wars and poverty. On the other hand there is a very...

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28. 01. 2014
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Trillion Dollar Resource War for the Island of Mindanao

Source: Quartz After five decades of bloody conflict, the  southern Philippines could soon be open for investment, after a peace agreement was reached this weekend between the government and Muslim insurgents. The area where the...

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27. 01. 2014
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Strategic Africa: Why the U.S. and Europe are sending in the troops

Source: CBC.CA n the U.S. military’s remarkably globalized world staff, officers deep in a special headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, are organizing training missions over three continents all dedicated to one special place — Africa....

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25. 01. 2014
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Chinese company to construct oil, gas pipeline stretching from Ethiopia to Djibouti

Source:  Ogaden Today The Chinese petroleum company, which recently signed a petroleum production sharing agreement (PPSA) with the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines (MoM) to develop the gas filed at Ogaden, signed a Memorandum...

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19. 01. 2014
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China and Japan scramble for Africa

Source: Financial Times China and Japan have sparred over disputed islands in the East China Sea. They have clashed over visits to a shrine in Tokyo and they have locked rhetorical horns in...

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18. 01. 2014
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With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

Source: Tablet Israel is beginning to realize the benefits of the recent discovery of 36 trillion cubic feet of gas off its coast in the eastern Mediterranean, mainly in the Tamar and Leviathan...

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18. 01. 2014
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North Korea’s Rare Earths Could be Game Changer

  Source: VOA A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the...

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Meet Cyrenaica: The World’s Newest Aspiring (Pseudo-)Petrostate

Source: Slate The government of Cyrenaica says it is in discussions with a number of potential customers to export crude oil. If you haven’t been following the news out of Libya for the past few...

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14. 01. 2014
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Ex-Blackwater Chief pitching to run logistics for Chinese mining and energy companies in Africa.

Source: FT China is not known for its moral scruples or sensitivity when it comes to investing in dangerous countries. It may help to build schools, hospitals and railways as a quid pro...

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07. 01. 2014
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What is South Africa’s military role in Africa? Natural Resources and Energy Security

Source: IOL It is past time for South Africa to decide on its role in Africa; it is also well past time to accept that we are currently overreaching ourselves, and that this...

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07. 01. 2014
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As War Lingers in Mali, Western Powers Target its Natural Resources

Editor’s Note: Related Article: Canadian special forces on the ground in Mali and What Canada is doing in Mali -GOLD Source: Global Research France’s intervention in the West African nation of Mali under Operation Serval drove...

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31. 12. 2013
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Strategic Chessboard: U.S.-Myanmar rapprochement to ‘hedge’ China

Source: Turkish Weekly Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu The United States, in accordance with an overall shift in its foreign policy due to the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia”, initiated an engagement process with pragmatic...

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27. 12. 2013
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New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

Editor’s Note: China’s Strategy: Link Maritime Silk Road to Europe, Africa and Central Asia’s Steel Silk Roads – import strategic raw materials,minerals, oil and gas by land and seaways. Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad...

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27. 12. 2013
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Colombia Plans Raid to Seize FARC Rebels’ Tungsten Mine Supplying World

Source: Bloomberg The Colombian government says it will seize and close a mine run by FARC guerrillas that has supplied tungsten to some of world’s leading multinational companies. Colombian security forces are in...

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Syria inks oil, gas deal with Russia firm

Source: Yahoo/AFP Damascus signed an oil and gas deal with a Russian company Wednesday which will allow for the first-ever exploration off Syria’s coast. The agreement was signed by Syrian Oil Minister Suleiman...

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24. 12. 2013
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Arctic Energy Security: A Tepid Frontier?

Source: The Corner EU The Arctic, a region composed of the area above 66.34° north latitude, may be the last great frontier on earth, but its time as a frigid backwater tackled only...

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22. 12. 2013
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CHINA’S String of Pearls Strategy: Why is the U.S. afraid and how does it affect us?

Source: Malaysia Chronicle Modernising the military is one of China’s four pillars in its modernisation drive which includes education, industry and infrastructure, military and agriculture. China’s largest strategic concern – regime survival and...

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Behind France’s intervention in CAR: Uranium supply security

Source: World Tribune Operation Sangaris (a local exotic butterfly) — the French and MISCA (the French acronym for the International Support Mission to the Central African Republic) military intervention in the Central African...

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U.S. to keep 1,500 troops in Jordan | U.S. Special Forces active in South Sudan, Congo and CAR

U.S. to keep 1,500 troops in Jordan | U.S. Special Forces active in South Sudan, Congo and CAR

Editor’s Note: I have been archiving many articles pertaining to the connection of the Pentagon’s | NATO’s  covert and overt operations in sovereign resource rich  African nations .  The militarized scramble for Africa is nothing more than to...

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13. 12. 2013
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Israel’s peripheral diplomacy concept and energy security in the South Caucasus

Israel’s peripheral diplomacy concept and energy security in the South Caucasus

Source: News Az Israel’s peripheral diplomacy (or periphery alliances) concept takes roots from the late 1950’s geopolitical context in the Middle East. The country, isolated then after 1956 Sinai campaign, sought relationships with...

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06. 12. 2013
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The grab for Greenland-The world’s great powers have the Arctic’s natural resources and trade routes in their sights

The grab for Greenland-The world’s great powers have the Arctic’s natural resources and trade routes in their sights

Source: Financial Times [...] Greenland is once again catching the imagination of outsiders. International business executives and diplomats are retracing Egede’s journey. The rapid melting of the northern polar ice has set off...

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05. 12. 2013
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Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead

Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead

Source: Diplomat As the world’s attention is focused on a swath of territory in the East China Sea that now falls under Beijing’s surprise Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), other countries are making preparations...

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04. 12. 2013
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Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

Source: UPI The Chinese, investing heavily in Africa to secure its oil and other raw materials for their expanding economy, are spearheading a new era of railroad building to unlock the continent’s interior....

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04. 12. 2013
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Asia-Pacific Resource Wars: The 40-year battle over Timor’s oil

Asia-Pacific Resource Wars: The 40-year battle over Timor’s oil

Editor’s Note: Small Scale Wars will be waged over shrinking strategic resources in Africa/Asia Pacific: Additional Reading: Triangulum Intel and Strategic Analysis: Volume 1 Source: Australian  OIL and espionage have gone hand in hand...

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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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02. 12. 2013
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The Coming Oil Wars

The Coming Oil Wars

Source: The America Spectator ccidental wars only happen in the movies. What’s happening now in the East China Sea is a calculated Chinese provocation that could lead to war. At the same time,...

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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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