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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