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Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

EUROSCEPTICS in the European parliament have had little impact so far, three months after their success in the May 2014 European elections, [...]

Kazakhstan forges links with China in face of east Europe crisis

Kazakhstan forges links with China in face of east Europe crisis

KAZAKHSTAN has emerged as one of the leading countries in Central Asia in terms of economic development and its wide-ranging foreign policy, [...]

Russia’s gas pipeline deals split European unity

Russia’s gas pipeline deals split European unity

RUSSIA’S South Stream gas pipeline project is the European Union’s most controversial challenge in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. [...]

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

Russia’s Ukraine strategy reveals new challenges for Nato

THE CRISIS in Ukraine was dominated in its early stages by fears of an overwhelming Russian ground invasion. These concerns did not [...]

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Greece uses veto to block Albania’s EU hopes

Greece uses veto to block Albania’s EU hopes

EUROPEAN Union countries are becoming super states with a ‘golden vote’ to protect their national interests - the veto, writes Professor Dr [...]

The West cannot ignore Russia’s role in Ukraine’s future

The West cannot ignore Russia’s role in Ukraine’s future

A ‘MERKEL Plan’ to resolve the Ukraine crisis was called for as Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine met in [...]

US-Iran frosty relations opens opportunities for Russia

US-Iran frosty relations opens opportunities for Russia

THE LEVEL of contact between high ranking Washington and Tehran officials in recent months is unprecedented. This intense diplomatic effort [...]

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Sanctions: Russia takes more pain but EU will fail to gain

Sanctions: Russia takes more pain but EU will fail to gain

THE WAR of sanctions and counter-sanctions between Russian and the European Union has erupted at a time when both countries are very [...]

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

AMERICA is growing, Western Europe is stagnant, China and most of East Asia is expanding relatively quickly, with some clouds in the [...]

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

ITALY’S flamboyant Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to introduce crucial reforms which would jump-start its economy and solve Italy’s [...]

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Russia exploits widening EU divisions

Russia exploits widening EU divisions

PLANS for tougher economic sanctions against Russia are adding to a rift among European Union countries when there is division over Russia’s [...]

Investors look to Indonesia to reform energy industry

Investors look to Indonesia to reform energy industry

INDONESIA is the largest energy producer in South East Asia with resources of oil, natural gas, coal and geothermal. It is also the largest [...]

US crude exports could minimise any supply shock

US crude exports could minimise any supply shock

CRUDE oil production in the United States has rocketed in the past six years, in large part due to technological advances in hydraulic [...]

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Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

Why China’s PLA is a weak but dangerous army

CHINA's military capability and intentions are causing significant concern among its regional neighbours and the United States, writes guest [...]

Japan adds muscle to its regional defence strategy

Japan adds muscle to its regional defence strategy

JAPAN’S armed forces will soon be able to take part in armed conflicts abroad for the first time since the Second World War. The change to [...]

ISIS advance in Iraq poses threat to regional instability

ISIS advance in Iraq poses threat to regional instability

ISIS, the al-Qaeda affiliated extremist group sweeping through Iraq on its way to the capital, Bagdhad, is a coalition of the willing, [...]

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China on watch as India seeks Great Power status

China on watch as India seeks Great Power status

IT HAS been a memorable year for India, for its place in the international community and those who seek to understand one of the planet’s [...]

Mali’s problems continue despite French intervention

Mali’s problems continue despite French intervention

FRENCH military operations in Africa - from Serval in Mali to Sangaris in the Central African Republic - have succeeded up to the point when [...]

Japan defence reforms continue to draw ire from Beijing

Japan defence reforms continue to draw ire from Beijing

THE defence reforms that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on July 1, 2014, represent a distinct and important shift in the identity of [...]

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