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India moves to establish Indian Ocean role

India moves to establish Indian Ocean role

A JOINT ‘strategic vision’ document on the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific was one outcome from US President Barack Obama’s state visit to [...]

Peace comes before justice in Kenya

Peace comes before justice in Kenya

THE INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court suffered a major setback when its first case against a sitting head of state collapsed in December 2014, [...]

Ebola takes its toll on Guinea’s economy

Ebola takes its toll on Guinea’s economy

GUINEA’S President Alpha Conde has implemented key economic and security reforms in what is one of West Africa’s poorest countries. The [...]

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 - [...]

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Erdogan hopes his new powers will change the face of Turkey

Erdogan hopes his new powers will change the face of Turkey

RECEP Tayyip Erdogan was Turkey’s Prime Minister for more than a decade, but since becoming its first publicly elected president he has made [...]

Russia juggles recession with looming insurgency

Russia juggles recession with looming insurgency

RUSSIA, struggling with its economic crisis, will have to take a hard look at the financial commitments it has made to prop up loyalist [...]

Anwar jailing could shake Malaysia's politics for years

Anwar jailing could shake Malaysia's politics for years

ANWAR Ibrahim, the only politician regarded as capable of breaking the stranglehold on power by Malaysia’s coalition government, has been [...]

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How Africa profits from the great haul of China

How Africa profits from the great haul of China

A QUARTER of the world’s population will live in Africa by 2050. Its vast mineral wealth and agricultural and industrial potential are [...]

Searching for face-saving compromise in Greek debt crisis

Searching for face-saving compromise in Greek debt crisis

GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and finance minister Yanis Varoufakis are negotiating a way out of the Greek-debt headache after winning [...]

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s gamble to call a snap election after only two years in office to ensure a stable majority for another [...]

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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 [...]

Ukraine's gas storage could help Europe's energy security

Ukraine's gas storage could help Europe's energy security

UKRAINE’S current and future energy security lies, more than ever, in integrating into the European Union’s common energy market following [...]

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Russia turns up the heat on Ukraine

Russia turns up the heat on Ukraine

A RENEWED rebel offensive has begun in eastern Ukraine. Casualties are rising and the United Nations describes the surge in violence as [...]

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

ASHTON CARTER is preparing for one of the world’s toughest jobs. He will face a Senate hearing in February 2015 hoping to be confirmed as US [...]

Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

CHINA has a strategic eye on Afghanistan. As Western forces prepare to leave the ‘Graveyard of Empires’, Beijing is increasingly interested [...]

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Innovative education helps stop re-offending in Latin America

Innovative education helps stop re-offending in Latin America

LATIN AMERICA is among the most violent regions of the world. Such high levels of violence create a major barrier to economic development. [...]

Boko Haram just killed thousands and the world is already forgetting

Boko Haram just killed thousands and the world is already forgetting

BOKO HARAM committed the deadliest massacre in their ruthless history in January 2015 when the militant Islamists slaughtered hundreds of [...]

The US asserts itself with Cuba thaw

The US asserts itself with Cuba thaw

THE German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS), a philanthropic foundation, think tank, and promoter of US-European co-operation, has [...]

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