Russia’s partnerships with Pacific Rim will compensate losses from possible sanctions

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” and “There's no great loss without some small gain” – are…

Why Obama paid a visit to Riyadh?

The deterioration of the situation in Ukraine made substantial changes in the agenda of talks of U.S. President Obama with…

What can the pro-Western foreign policy of President H. Rouhani bring?

According to many Western, Russian, Arabic and Iranian analysts, the interim arrangement reached by the group of permanent UN Security…

The Financial Elite and the Global Land Grab

The global financial crisis, which began in 2008, has significantly altered the way many speculators and financial institutions invest. Rather…

Iraq, Kurdistan and “Oil Dialogue”

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki assailed the country’s parliament with a harsh criticism, accusing it of delaying important laws, and…

AIPAC pushes for Iran sanctions during Ukraine Crisis

Over the past few weeks, one primary issue has blanketed Western media coverage: the situation in Ukraine.  Since this issue…

Ukraine’s Delusional Energy Calculus full of Shale

One of the stories seen these days is that the Ukraine fight is all about capturing her huge reserves of…

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of “Punishing Russia”

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With the referendum on Crimean independence and possible reunification with Russia now taking place, the US and its European allies…

China’s Global Expansion: Kingdom of Tonga as a Testing Site

The early 21st century was marked by a number of conceptual notions: “globalization”, “clash of civilizations”, “East-West confrontation”... Later on,…

China’s Economy in 2013: Preparation for reforms? Part 2

The real estate market and financial sector Foreign analysts tend to believe that these two areas are the most problematic…

Georgia-Ukraine and EU: The Tale of the Wicked Stepmother

Apparently nobody wants to have a real discussion about how the proposed The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)…

China’s Economy in 2013: Preparation for reforms? Part 1

On February 24, 2014, China’s State Statistical Office published a detailed report on the economic and social development of the…

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