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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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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22. 08. 2014
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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

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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14. 08. 2014
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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

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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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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06. 08. 2014
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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

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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04. 08. 2014
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Azerbaijan battles Armenian separatists in disputed enclave

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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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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31. 07. 2014
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Kurdish Oil Mystery Deepens as Ship Unloads Cargo in South China Sea

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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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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21. 07. 2014
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Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oil

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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09. 07. 2014
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IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

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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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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02. 07. 2014
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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

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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30. 06. 2014
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China to re-open Somalia embassy

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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27. 06. 2014
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Russia could end up controling Romania’s oil reserves and half its gas reserves via stake in Austrian OMV

  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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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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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

Source: UPI Russian pipeline company Transneft said Friday it set up a special entity to deal with security for its pipeline infrastructure. Transneft said it will set up 13 separate branches of the security division...

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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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19. 06. 2014
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Airfield and Port Facilities May Open to U.S. at Former Vietnam War Hub

Source: Military.com The United States flag once flew over 25,000 acres of airfield and port facilities at Cam Ranh Bay, one of the military’s largest bases at the height of the Vietnam War. Although...

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18. 06. 2014
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Battle rages for Iraq’s largest oil refinery

Source: Middle East Eye Iraq’s main oil refinery remains under siege on Wednesday after a major assault by Sunni militants, with staff telling news agencies that most of the facility was now under their...

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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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16. 06. 2014
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U.N. Peacekeepers to Protect China’s Oil Interests in South Sudan

Source: Foreign Policy [...] In South Sudan, the investment is indeed paying dividends — for China. Last month, Beijing quietly secured a deal that will put the U.N.’s famed blue helmets to work...

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16. 06. 2014
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Kurdish Forces Move in on Disputed Territories

Source: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – It took Kurdish Peshmarga fighters less than two days to take full control of not only the oil rich city of Kirkuk, but also most of the...

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15. 06. 2014
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China has far more at stake in Iraq than America

  Source: Forbes   If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn’t It Be China? [...] The Chinese, on the other hand, would have a much harder time if Iraq’s 3.7% of global production suddenly went...

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11. 06. 2014
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3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

  Source: Popular Mechanics China vs Vietnam In a disputed patch of the Pacific Ocean, the appearance of an oil rig has sparked an international crisis—and a rash of ships ramming one other....

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09. 06. 2014
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Somaliland: a U.K. PSC to train and equip a special force to protect oil exploration

Source: Bloomberg [...] Special Force The UN is also concerned about the Somaliland government’s plan to hire Assaye Risk, a U.K.-based private security contractor, to train and equip a special force to protect oil...

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03. 06. 2014
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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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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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20. 05. 2014
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The discovery of covert war

Source: ilmanifesto.it Via: Blacklisted News The Art of War. The “Vision 2020″ of U.S. special forces, it provides “the construction of a global network of special operations forces’ including those of allied countries, including Italy. Washington...

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18. 05. 2014
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Large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border

Source: China Daily Mail A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China-Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily...

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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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Extremist groups battle each other for control of Syria’s oil hub

Source: CSMonitor Fighting between extremist factions in eastern Deir ez Zor Province has escalated this week, killing dozens of rebels and forcing residents to flee. At stake is control of a large number...

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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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14. 05. 2014
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France to start training Libyan police in coming weeks

Source: Swiss Info  France said on Tuesday it would begin training Libyan policemen in the coming weeks, more than a year after pledging to do so as part of efforts to help restore...

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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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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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22. 04. 2014
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This Map Shows Why the US Is Critical to China’s Energy Needs

          Source: IO9 In recent years, China has awakened to a growing dilemma. The country is increasingly dependent on energy imported through maritime straits that are kept secure by...

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17. 04. 2014
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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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17. 04. 2014
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Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

          Source: DW Germany faces a renewed debate on energy in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine crisis. To a large extent, the country depends on Russian oil and...

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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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11. 04. 2014
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Russia invaded Crimea and these U.S. energy companies made a killing

Source: resource investor The Energy Report: In a recent Daily Resource Update, you wrote a piece called, “Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Could Benefit Some U.S. Oil Companies,” and it wasn’t the oil producing companies I assumed...

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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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08. 04. 2014
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The other flashpoints around the globe about to boil over

                  Source: Popular Mechanics Sweden War fears have gripped Sweden. This week, the head of counterintelligence for the Swedish security service, called Säpo, accused Russia...

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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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05. 04. 2014
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Most powerful militaries in Africa

Source: Tribune.ng Numbers reflect each country’s power index, derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. A perfect score is a 0.0000. The lower the number, the stronger the military, and bonuses and...

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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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02. 04. 2014
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Smuggled Libya oil fuels Tunisia economy and instability

Source: Times of Oman Anger has been brewing in Tunisia’s smuggling hub of Ben Guerdane since the closure of its main border crossing stemmed the contraband Libyan petrol trade which fuels the local...

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02. 04. 2014
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US military protecting international banking cartel

Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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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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30. 03. 2014
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Chokepoint: Strait Provides Latest Targets For Pirates As Freight And Oil Tankers Transit Through

Source: national yemen With pirate attack statistics at their lowest levels for six years, a fact attributed to the steep decline in incidents reported off Somalia, a worrying trend has started to emerge, this time in...

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29. 03. 2014
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Russia’s Lukoil opens giant Iraq oil field, adding to crude glut

Source: Telegraph     Russia’s Lukoil has opened a giant untapped oil field in Iraq that will play a major part in driving up production to new highs in the Middle Eastern country...

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28. 03. 2014
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Oil battle looms in divided Libya

Source: LFPRESS The Red Wadi (Wadi al Ahmar) lies a bit to the west of the old Roman border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, but if Libya splits in two it will serve quite...

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28. 03. 2014
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The Arctic: Where the U.S. and Russia Could Square Off Next

Source: The Atlantic In mid-March, around the same time that Russia annexed Crimea, Russian officials announced another territorial coup: 52,000 square kilometers in the Sea of Okhotsk, a splotch of Pacific Ocean known...

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27. 03. 2014
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Is Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Dispute About Oil?

Source: Eurasianet Last October, according to Kyrgyz accounts, Tajik soldiers crossed into disputed territory to repair an oil and gas well that a Tajik company had used since independence—pumping, by some estimates, 5 tons...

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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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22. 03. 2014
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Petroleum Wars: Libyan army in heavy fighting with oil port rebels

            Source: Arab News Libyan rebels occupying oil ports clashed with troops on Saturday after attacking an army base where reinforcements were preparing for an offensive to break...

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22. 03. 2014
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Japan-China COLD WAR 10 / GSDF unprepared to recapture remote islands

                Editor’s Note: China is no longer a subordinate of any nation. In the region, China is a powerhouse rapidly building up military power and technologies...

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20. 03. 2014
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Project for a New American Century: Iraq invasion was about oil

            Source: Guardian Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq War – yet to this day, few media reflections on the conflict accurately explore the extent to which...

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18. 03. 2014
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Pipeline Predicament: The Ukraine-Syria-Russia-U.S. gas nexus

              Source: Tehran Times “The past five years have demonstrated that the U.S. president does not have any ethical dimension for his foreign policy – Syria is...

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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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U.S. Navy SEALs Take Control of Oil Tanker Hijacked in Libya

                Source: NYT United States Navy commandos seized a fugitive oil tanker in the Mediterranean waters southeast of Cyprus on Monday morning, thwarting an attempt by...

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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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12. 03. 2014
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Central Asia: A Region of Strategic Importance to China

              Source: international policy digest The five republics of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan) are endowed with an immense amount of natural resources and are...

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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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10. 03. 2014
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Eritrea vs Ethiopia, Northern Sudan vs Uganda proxy and oil wars in South Sudan: Analysts

              Source: anyuakmedia As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region,...

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08. 03. 2014
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Tripoli deploys troops as East Libya exports oil

Source: World Bulletin A group of armed protesters who have been seizing oil ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday they had started exporting oil, with their first shipment going to a North...

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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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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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20. 02. 2014
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China to build Gwadar airport, upgrade Karakorum Highway

Source: Business Recorder Long-time allies Pakistan and China signed agreements Wednesday to build a new airport and upgrade the fabled Karakorum Highway as part of efforts to build an “economic corridor” through rugged...

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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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10. 02. 2014
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Libyan militias control the oil industry

Source: Al Monitor The Libyan oil industry has reached its third stage. During the first stage, production reached its peak and three million barrels were pumped per day in the 1960s. The second phase was...

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10. 02. 2014
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Malacca Straits transits hit all time high in 2013, pass 2008 peak

Source: Seatrade Global The key waterway linking Asian and European trade, the Malacca Straits, is a barometer for the health of world trade. Traffic volumes in the Straits peaked in 2008, falling back...

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07. 02. 2014
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U.S. State Department and DOE to advise Iraq on securing oil infrastructure

    Editor’s Note: U.S. Department of Energy Protective Forces NNSA has some of the best trained and best equipped forces protecting its nuclear weapons and material.  Since the events of September 11,...

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06. 02. 2014
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Are These Gas Fields Israel’s Next Warzone?

Source: Daily Beast Rumors of war could become the reality as Israel vies with the other nations of the Levant for control of the huge riches beneath the sea. When Israel looks at...

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06. 02. 2014
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China Threat To Grow With Second Air Defense Zone

Source: IBD-Investors Balance Of Power: Beijing may soon declare another air defense identification zone over the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands and possibly the entire South China Sea as its military power matches its...

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29. 01. 2014
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The scramble for Syria’s oil: ISIS and the Nusra Front seize control of most of Syria’s oil and gas resources

Source: NYT Islamist rebels and extremist groups have seized control of most of Syria’s oil and gas resources, a rare generator of cash in the country’s war-battered economy, and are now using the...

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29. 01. 2014
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A Southern Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Source:  Arutz Sheva The U.S., Israel, Greece, and Cyprus can enhance cooperation. The U.S. should leverage its growing and warming military ties with both Israel and Greece to repel Russia’s growing...

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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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Foreign spies ‘highly’ interested in Canada’s nuclear and military secrets

Source: National Post Espionage may be worse than it has ever been, with foreign spies showing particular interest in Canada’s nuclear, aerospace and oil and gas sectors, the country’s top intelligence officer said...

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