Bospherus Bridge
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Turkey 2015

Turkey’s past and future collide: Why 2015 is a critical year ISIS, Syrian refugees and Kurdish unrest all factors in the year ahead (CBC) This year marks the centenary of the killings of Armenian Turks in […]

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ISIS/ISIL

Alastair Crooke: You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (The World Post) Saudi Arabia’s internal discord and tensions over ISIS can only be understood by grasping the inherent […]

2014 Nobel Peace Prize
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Pakistan 2013-15

See also Pakistan 2011-2012 C Uday Bhaskar: Is Xi’s Visit to Pakistan the Beginning of a Lasting Friendship? (Quint) Fifty one agreements and MoUs were signed covering a wide spectrum from energy, transport infrastructure, trade and […]

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 //   //  April 20, 2015  //  1 Comment

China geopolitical strategy

See also China Seas C Uday Bhaskar: Is Xi’s Visit to Pakistan the Beginning of a Lasting Friendship? The core objective will be to advance Xi’s ambitious vision of a land and maritime connectivity project (the […]

South China Sea
 //   //  April 17, 2015  //  3 Comments

China Seas

Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries (Defense News, Wendell Minnick) The majority of the 90% of global trade that travels by sea moves through narrow & vulnerable straits near Malaysia, Singapore & Taiwan. As […]

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Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2015
April 24, 2015  //  No Comments
Kai Nagata: Is Northern Gateway Dead? One year after pivotal Kitimat vote, grassroots opposition hopes to hobble pipelin ...
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Wednesday Night #1730
April 26, 2015  //  No Comments
So many sad anniversaries commemorated over the past few days. The centenary of the Armenian genocide was remembered aro ...
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Singapore
April 25, 2015  //  4 Comments
Singapore on Bloomberg Singapore on the Establishment Post Truefitt & Hill, Singapore Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015 Singapo ...
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Climate change and uncertainty 2014 -15
April 25, 2015  //  2 Comments
UN & Climate Change Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. ...