Geopolitics

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  1. Anyone watching the spreading protests in Iran? This could spiral dangerously. They started out protesting rising prices but now it's turning into a general...
      


  2. By the latest information Turkey plans direct military action against territory held by Kurdish militia, potentially opening a new front in Syria’s civil war....
      


  3. Vladimir Putin is running this year for the last time. Sure, he will win but this means he needs to start looking for a...
      


  4. Watching how the collapse of Venezuela's oil industry looks close to inevitable, will it face a process of privatisation soon? 
      


  5. A few weeks ago, Sudan and Turkey signed a naval agreement. That angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building...
      


  6. This weekend the ship carrying Italy’s first anti-European government, captained by an amateur skipper and manned by a bizarre alliance of two rival populist...
      


  7. Those of us who watch geopolitics might be surprised to hear that a new Pew Research Center poll shows that Turkish leader Erdogan is the...
      


  8. Okay, I realize this is off the beaten path for this forum, but this is just too weird. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/koreas-to-march-under-one-flag-at-olympics-opening-ceremony-jcj37ai4?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social What is going on here??  


  9. The three leaders will discuss measures to consolidate the truce regime in Syria, ensure the operation of de-escalation zones and address the humanitarian problems...
      


  10. The presidential election in Venezuela traditionally has been held late in the year, but  decision about set a date in April shouldn't surprise  anyone...


  11. Relations between the UK and the EU are not at the highest level. The key question is what will be the cost of the...
      


  12. "The European Union’s trade chief on Friday warned of possible retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to impose hefty tariffs on imported steel...
      


  13. According to the Economist, Nordic countries have topped the list of Democracy Index 2017. They are taking four out of five of the top...
      


  14. The US Senate has approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. Republicans say the tax cuts for...
      


  15. President Donald Trump said that he actually cares about the environment and that his only misgivings about the Paris Agreement are that it treated...


  16. Venezuela was one of the founding members of the OPEC, led by the iconic Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, a thing most known by oil...
      


  17. Look who's in Davos? Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, Germany; Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy; Emmanuel...
      


  18. Iran agitating for some compensation for its Syria war investments. IRGC Maj Gen Yahya Rahim Safavi says Iran is already exporting Syrian phosphate in...
      


  19. President's top adviser for domestic energy and environment policy is heading out the door and leaving the Big Brother house. Michael Catanzaro plans to leave next...
      


  20. Sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un delivered personal letter from Kim to South Korea's Moon inviting him to North Korea - Blue...
      


  21. The Sierra Club is running a Facebook advertising campaign to oppose Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s nominee for a top environmental policy position. The nation’s largest green...
      


  22. Just saw a Libyan news report saying Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, is going to run for president ... So even if General Haftar isn't...
      


  23. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said  that a trade war with China is “on hold.” Chinese state media also reported that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off on...
      


  24. Lebanon’s Hezbollah pledged to confront any threats to the country’s “oil and gas rights” after Israeli comments urging firms not to bid on a...
      


  25. The European Commission says it wants to speed up the process of inclusion of six Balkan countries as members of the European Union: Albania,...
      


  26. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through...
      


  27. Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow’s response to U.S. sanctions will be targeted and...
      


  28. I've been sort of mapping out Europe's energy policy and options for less dependence on Russia and while most of the countries' situations and stances...
      


  29. Iran is threatening retaliation for an apparent Israeli air strike in Syria, and Trump's got his finger on the button (at least the Twitter...
      


  30. Half of all EU members( 14) joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent...
      

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