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EU opts for pacifying Russia and holds back on eastern expansion

EU opts for pacifying Russia and holds back on eastern expansion

THE EUROPEAN Union's aspirations for eastern expansion are over. This was made quite clear by the outcome of the Eastern Partnership Summit [...]

Eurosceptics miss their chance to influence EU policy

Eurosceptics miss their chance to influence EU policy

EUROSCEPTIC success in the May 2014 European parliamentary elections sent a number of vociferous MEPs to Brussels devoted to changing the [...]

The bright side of low prices for oil and gas companies

The bright side of low prices for oil and gas companies

THE DETRIMENTAL effect the fall in the oil price has had on the oil industry has been highlighted by the world’s media. This is not [...]

Why Nato is a necessary force for the future

Why Nato is a necessary force for the future

SINCE 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) has played a direct role in keeping the North Atlantic region safe and secure. And [...]

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Yemen air strikes highlight Saudis’ tough new foreign policy

Yemen air strikes highlight Saudis’ tough new foreign policy

SAUDI Arabia's intervention in Yemen underlines the determination of the Saudi leadership to advance the kingdom’s security interests by [...]

Consequences of US widening the net to catch tax-dodgers

Consequences of US widening the net to catch tax-dodgers

TRANSPARENCY in the world of banking has long been the Holy Grail of those seeking to combat corruption and tax evasion, writes World Review [...]

All change in Taiwan politics as DPP sweeps board

All change in Taiwan politics as DPP sweeps board

TAIWAN’S opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen has a two-fold goal in her 12-day trip to the United States starting on May 29, 2015. She needs to [...]

More Economics
Economic uncertainty flows from overly-optimistic political promises

Economic uncertainty flows from overly-optimistic political promises

PEOPLE like to live and operate in stable and peaceful environments where property rights are enforced and the legal system - including [...]

The China bias: foreign firms fret over Beijing probes

The China bias: foreign firms fret over Beijing probes

GLOBAL multinationals have invested billions of dollars in China lured by the prospect of sharing in China’s growth and sales to a [...]

China plays to win in Russia’s backyard

China plays to win in Russia’s backyard

CHINA is winning the new Great Game being played out in Central Asia. It is pouring massive investment into Russia’s strategic backyard, [...]

More Energy
Coal dominates India's growing energy need despite 'green' effort

Coal dominates India's growing energy need despite 'green' effort

INDIA is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2030. Its large population of nearly 1.3 billion - and growing - [...]

Ukraine’s key role in future of European energy supplies

Ukraine’s key role in future of European energy supplies

GUENTHER Oettinger, former energy commissioner for the European Union, warned of worse scenarios facing Ukraine this winter after Russia had [...]

How China plans to clean up its energy act

How China plans to clean up its energy act

‘NEW NORMAL’ is the tone set by Beijing for the future of the Chinese economy. And the ramifications for the nation’s future energy plans [...]

More Defence & Security
Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin doubled the number of troops taking part in snap military drills across Russia in March 2015 to 80,000. The [...]

Defence deals see a major shift in Indian-US relations

Defence deals see a major shift in Indian-US relations

INDIA is enhancing its military and security ties with the United States - the world’s largest arms exporter - in a bid to overhaul a [...]

Tensions mount in Balkans as Russia develops its influence

Tensions mount in Balkans as Russia develops its influence

FEARS of an eastern crisis spreading towards the Balkans during 2015 have mounted since the first post-Cold War invasion by the Russian army [...]

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Poland to lead modernisation of Eastern Europe’s military

Poland to lead modernisation of Eastern Europe’s military

THE GOVERNMENT of Poland is endeavouring to restart the stalled military modernisation of Eastern Europe, writes freelance writer on [...]

Why Nato’s front line forces in the east need to modernise now

Why Nato’s front line forces in the east need to modernise now

WHILE there has long been cross training between the western and eastern military forces of Nato, there has been little effort to fully [...]

Matteo Renzi - Italy's prime minister polarises opinion

Matteo Renzi - Italy's prime minister polarises opinion

ECONOMISTS do not always present a unified view but they challenge us to think, writes Italian resident and former Australian politician [...]

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