12. 04. 2014
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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

              Source: Reuters Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of...

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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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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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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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08. 04. 2014
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Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev

        Source: Reader Supported News Steve Weissman If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador...

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07. 04. 2014
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Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo

Source: Local.se Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo warned on Monday.  ”The most serious threat we see right now is war preparations,” Säpo chief...

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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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02. 04. 2014
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U.S. sending 175 Marines to Romania as part of Africa crisis team

Editor’s Note: Africa crisis team? More like a counterbalance buildup to Russian operations in the Black Sea Region Source: Reuters The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was bolstering the size of its Europe-based crisis...

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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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01. 04. 2014
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Brzezinski: EU can be a world power with victory in Ukraine

Source: deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten Translated Maybe it is the EU’s claim to be a world power after the previous engagement in Ukraine. The current crisis and the subsequent confrontation with Russia was in any event triggered by...

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01. 04. 2014
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Crimea intervention – The increasing sophistication of Russia’s military resurgence

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Late on 25 March, the last Ukrainian warship blockaded in its port on Crimea’s west coast surrendered to Russian forces, completing just over...

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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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30. 03. 2014
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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub 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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Russia’s FSB: Threat From West Is Growing

Source: Moscow Times The Federal Security Service, or FSB, has detected an increase in ”foreign disruptive actions” since the souring of relations with the West over the situation in Crimea, a senior FSB official said Friday. The fate of Crimea, a predominantly ethnic Russian region...

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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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CSTO preparing military and unconventional propaganda risk-reduction measures after NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan

Source: ITAR-TASS The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not rule out the deterioration of the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO forces scheduled for 2014. It is working...

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24. 03. 2014
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Far North turf war: Who really rules the Arctic?

            Source: metronews.ca Five countries lay claim to territory around the North Pole. Some of those claims conflict, while other countries, like China, want the Arctic to be deemed...

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23. 03. 2014
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Fears that Moldova’s breakaway republic Transdniester could be ‘the next Crimea’

Source: Telegraph   The black waters of the Dniester flow past the city of Tiraspol, the river acting as the dividing line between Moldova, Europe’s poorest nation, and the breakaway republic of Transdniester....

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23. 03. 2014
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Finns, Swedes Weigh NATO Membership

                Source: Defense News Heightened regional tensions, which have grown in the wake of the disputed legality of Crimea’s referendum to join the Russian Federation, have...

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22. 03. 2014
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Russian Forces Seize control of Ukraine’s Last Naval Vessel- U510 Slavutych

          Early Saturday, a group of armed forces commandeered the U510 Slavutych - Bambuk class command and reconnaissance ship, one of the last Ukrainian navy ships in Crimea. Earlier this week,Russian...

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19. 03. 2014
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A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Russian and Ukrainian Militaries

              Source: Atlantic The worst-case scenario in the Russia-Ukraine crisis would be a war between the two states. How do their respective forces compare? Russia has about...

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19. 03. 2014
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Russian Navy to Deploy Conventional Deterrence Force

          Source: RIA  The naval component of Russia’s future strategic non-nuclear deterrence force will consist of warships and submarines armed with high-precision weapons, navy commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said...

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19. 03. 2014
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Russians Seize Ukrainian Naval Headquarters in Crimea

            Source: Wire Russian soldiers and pro-Russia volunteers reportedly took control of the Ukrainian Navy’s headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, earlier today, in a (mostly) peaceful, but precarious power...

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18. 03. 2014
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Narco State: Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan’s politics and underworld

            Source: Phys Org Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the “mule” that carts...

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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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Ukraine’s law enforcement forces moves to protect Europe natural gas pipelines

          Source: Platts Ukraine’s law enforcement forces took full control of the country’s natural gas pipelines that carry most of Russian gas to markets in Europe, the Interior Ministry said...

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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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