China and Russia in New Strategic Energy Deals

Only weeks after Russia’s Putin and China’s President Xi signed what was called the “energy deal of the century,” a…

The GMO Labeling Conundrum

It would seem that large agricultural corporations touting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) they claim possess enhanced benefits for farmers and…

China in Africa: a Shift in the Global Manufacturing Center?

Nowadays nobody will be surprised by the fact that all basic goods are produced in the countries of Southeast Asia…

Economic Espionage: The Curse of ‘Soft Spying’


Despite Hollywood romanticizing about Bonds and Bournes, one of the most prevalent forms of modern intelligence activity is also arguably the least emphasized: economic and industrial espionage. Aimed at garnering a financial and innovation advantage for countries seeking greater influence in a highly globalized world, this activity is not just…

White House might still be arming ISIL

A few days after US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Georgia in early September a foreign observer happened to…

Power of Siberia – Solution for Problems Faced by the Far East

On September 1, President Vladimir Putin launched the construction of the eastern section of the Russian gas transmission system (GTS)…

Mcdonald’s vs. China: A Fight With Global Implications

The Mcdonald’s corporation has over 35,000 restaurants in 118 countries around the world. It is owned by the wealthy Kroc…

The US is Yet Again Trying to Create an Oil and Gas Collapse in Russia

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The failed US politics in the Ukraine who, under the threat of having its army destroyed and with an economy…

China Shale Gas Strategy a Fiasco

Two years ago the government of the Peoples’ Republic of China staked a major hope for their energy future on…

Mongolia and Japan: the road to economic partnership

Japan was one of the first great powers to have accepted the Mongolian People's Republic and establish diplomatic relations with…

Yerevan and Tehran are preparing for a breakthrough

Iran and Armenia will soon start negotiations on a free trade area (FTA). The initiative was suggested by Tehran when its official…

Argentina Debt Default is Risky US Power Poker

Most are unaware of the drama unfolding behind the imminent threat of (yet another) Argentina deb default. Far from another…

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