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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

On August 22, 2014 by stratagem

Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Bloomberg View There’s very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely — from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside...

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Colombia heightens military presence to secure eastern war zone

On August 13, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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Azerbaijan battles Armenian separatists in disputed enclave

On August 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: The U.S.  does not want the Russians to have any influence in this hydrocarbon rich region.  The U.S. is not established in the region while Russia has maintained a small military footprint at it’s 102nd military base. Georgia...

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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

On August 3, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

On August 2, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Kurdish Oil Mystery Deepens as Ship Unloads Cargo in South China Sea

On July 31, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times A tanker carrying Kurdish oil has unloaded part of its cargo in the South China Sea, although the identity of the buyer remains a mystery. The United Emblem Tanker had...

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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oil

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Voice of America The Kurdistan regional government has sent its Peshmerga troops into the adjacent province of Kirkuk to drive out insurgents, and to secure the area’s rich oil fields. By doing...

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IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end...

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

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars Global Conflicts Are Increasingly Fueled by the Desire for Oil and Natural Gas — and the Funds They Generate

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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  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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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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China to re-open Somalia embassy

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: capital fm China will re-open its embassy in strife-torn Somalia after a 23-year absence, it said Monday, as Beijing extends its diplomatic and resources push into Africa. Beijing and Mogadishu established diplomatic ties...

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Russia could end up controling Romania’s oil reserves and half its gas reserves via stake in Austrian OMV

On June 27, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Romania Insider Russia’s state oil and gas company Gazprom is currently in talks to buy a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian group OMV, according to Reuters. This would make Gazprom the...

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