21 September 2017

The Geopolitical Intelligencer

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Geopolitics & Empire

INTERVIEW with Bahauddin Foizee: The Geopolitics of Asia-Pacific

Bahauddin Foizee discusses the Rohingya conflict in Myanmar and its spillover into Bangladesh. He also discusses Bangladesh's role in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and how the US is seeking to undermine the New Silk Road by supporting India while Russia moves closer to Pakistan.

Weekly Intelligence

The Colder War

'We're basically in World War Three'

Western Systemic Crisis 2017-2019 – Dollar Against Great Petro-Yuan

Permanent emergency: Trump renews extraordinary post-9/11 powers

“Spy Files Russia”: 34 base documents on Russia’s surveillance apparatus

Wanted: Russia Experts, No Expertise Required

Russian Depositors On Edge After Second Major Bank Fails In Under A Month

Ban on Kaspersky Software: Hypocrisy of US Internet Agenda

Australia rejected CIA request to open embassy in North Korea

CNN: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

US Inaugurates Its First Military Base in Israel

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let government forces cross Euphrates

Over 3,000 new US troops headed to Afghanistan - Pentagon

Who are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army?

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017

Soviet officer who averted nuclear war dies at age 77

The New Silk Road

World Bank assigns $8bn for Silk Road projects

China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran

China rises at Frankfurt car show

The rise of China through the eyes of China

Dynamism In Indo-Japan Relations Add Fresh Worries To Chinese OBOR

Why India-Japan Alliance Won’t Trump China-Pakistan Partnership

With China in Mind, Japan, India Agree to Deepen Defense

China – India Business Relations Robust Despite Border Hype

Chennai to Vladivostok as India Russia Maritime, Overland Routes Develop

New 'Silk Road' Fund Hopes China's Eurasia Strategy Is A Money Maker

What Crackdown? Expect More China Deals, Bankers Say

Middle East & Africa

Turkish Authorities Top For Twitter Censorship

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Dissenting Clerics

UK to supply Qatar with Eurofighter jets in billion-dollar deal

South African spy agency can’t account for over $100 million in expenses


Mexican Earthquake Leaves Over 248 Dead, Millions Without Electricity

Protests Erupt in Guatemala Over Laws to Dilute Antigraft Campaign

Chile Suspends Venezuelan Credit Line and Moves to Collect US $2 Million Owed

Russia Wants to Be Latin America's New Best Friend

Fintech Startups Attract Capital In Latin America


EU's 'failed' army will be resurrected THIS year, insists foreign affairs chief

Spain warns Catalonia faces 'brutal' impoverishment if it leaves

Positions of German political parties on the EU

Czech analyst: Eastern Europeans have lost faith in the EU

What you need to know about CETA, Canada's trade deal with Europe

The European Union Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

Deep Politics

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Vatican recalls Washington diplomat amid child pornography investigation

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Oswald ‘Gone Missing’

5,000+ out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump

PBS "The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction?

Finance & Economy

We’re officially in the 2nd-largest bull market since World War II

China's Dangerous House Price Boom Is Spreading

Toys ‘R’ Us Collapses Into Bankruptcy Thanks to Crushing Debt

How To Play The Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Boom

Where is Pizza the Most Expensive (and Cheapest) in America?

Energy & Environment

We were wrong, worst effects of climate change can be avoided, say experts

Why seismologists didn’t see Mexico’s deadly earthquake coming

Follow Kenya’s Lead on Plastic Bags

Want solar panels? You still have to pay Florida utilities

Surveillance & Technology

AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

EFF, ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at U.S. Border

Interview with Edward Snowden 'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'

Google, Tech Giants Threaten To Shut Down ‘Free Speech’ Social Site

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