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Areva and state capitalism’s false lustre

Areva and state capitalism’s false lustre

THE FINANCIAL crisis of 2008-2009 has brought, among other troubles, a resurrected belief that more direct government involvement in the [...]

Conflict in Donbass can be settled despite ceasefire violations

Conflict in Donbass can be settled despite ceasefire violations

UKRAINIAN leaders should stop claiming that their country has been drawn into a ‘real’ inter-state war with Russia. This rhetoric makes the [...]

Energy: Reactor restarted but Japan’s nuclear waste remains an issue

Energy: Reactor restarted but Japan’s nuclear waste remains an issue

JAPAN has fired up the No.1 reactor at Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima four years after the Fukushima Daiichi accident and two [...]

Somalia progressing but still many challenges lie ahead

Somalia progressing but still many challenges lie ahead

THE COLLAPSE of the Somali state in 1991 gave place to a decade of brutal civil war between clans and warlords. Since 2012, Somalia has made [...]

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Bid for South China Sea control puts China at odds with neighbours

Bid for South China Sea control puts China at odds with neighbours

CHINA is investing in a ‘modern maritime military force’ to protect the country’s ‘maritime rights and interests.’ The force will assist in [...]

Russia’s food sanctions may be hurting Russia more than the West

Russia’s food sanctions may be hurting Russia more than the West

IT IS NOW over a year since the West imposed sanctions on Russia and the Kremlin retaliated with tit for tat food sanctions of its own. [...]

Baltic states pool resources to loosen Russian grip on gas supply

Baltic states pool resources to loosen Russian grip on gas supply

WHEN RUSSIA turned off the gas taps to Ukraine in 2009 it was a wake-up call for the Baltic states to look for other supplies. Up to then, [...]

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Gold goes out of favour and prices continue to fall

Gold goes out of favour and prices continue to fall

GOLD is traditionally the stalwart of the investment world and today’s economic climate of low interest rates and overpriced stocks would [...]

India plays catch-up in economic contest with China

India plays catch-up in economic contest with China

OVER the past seven years, India has quietly added a second trillion dollars to its Gross Domestic Product. It only reached its first [...]

Savers beware — central banks and governments have declared war on cash

Savers beware — central banks and governments have declared war on cash

WILL BANKNOTES and coins soon disappear? Technology and convenience support this trend, but monetary policy and fiscal coercion play a less [...]

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China continues its clean energy drive in spite of plunging fossil fuel prices

China continues its clean energy drive in spite of plunging fossil fuel prices

AS THE WORLD’S top energy consumer since 2010, China stands to benefit economically from lower prices for fossil fuels. However, the Chinese [...]

Iran nuclear deal offers oil and gas investment opportunities but not without risks

Iran nuclear deal offers oil and gas investment opportunities but not without risks

THE DEAL between Iran and the six world powers - the P5+1 of China, France, Russia, US, UK, plus Germany, whereby Iran agreed to scale back [...]

Poland strives to limit its natural gas dependence from Russia

Poland strives to limit its natural gas dependence from Russia

POLAND and other parts of Central and Eastern Europe are heavily dependent on natural gas supplied by the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom. [...]

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Iran’s growing influence in the South Caucasus poses a challenge to Moscow

Iran’s growing influence in the South Caucasus poses a challenge to Moscow

THE SOUTH Caucasus, consisting of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, sits at a crucial geographical and cultural crossroads. The area has [...]

Nato sabre-rattling risks antagonising the bear

Nato sabre-rattling risks antagonising the bear

AUGUST 1, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Accords, designed to bring peace and security to Europe. However, [...]

President Putin leads Russia into a bear trap in Ukraine

President Putin leads Russia into a bear trap in Ukraine

RUSSIA has changed the entire post-Cold War setup in the international arena, based on the idea of building a cooperative system of security [...]

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Expansion of India’s civil nuclear programme is bad omen for peace

Expansion of India’s civil nuclear programme is bad omen for peace

AT A TIME when western diplomacy is trying to convince Iran to curtail its nuclear programme, the news that India is planning to expand its [...]

Greek lesson on the strangling legacy of debt

Greek lesson on the strangling legacy of debt

GREECE is in negotiations with the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and Brussels over the repayment of loans totaling [...]

Will Nigerians miss President Jonathan?

Will Nigerians miss President Jonathan?

EVERY May 29, Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day - commemorating the day in 1999 when democracy was restored to the country, writes Oluwafemi [...]

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