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Tokyo’s record defense spending in 2016

December 26, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The proposed fiscal 2016 Japanese budget’s spending on items related to defense and foreign affairs reflects Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s views on the exercise of “proactive pacifism.” Defense spending is to surpass 5 trillion […]

Afrika analisys

Biggest 2016 risk may be OIL

December 24, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The biggest financial risk in 2016 may be OIL. Financial markets have been going on with the consequences of the energy deflation since mid-2014 and the fallout has been persistent. More than a trillion dollars […]

M.E.N.A.

23.12.2015: Control of terrain in Syria

December 23, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

The direct intervention of Russia in Syria (September 30) has shifted battleground momentum in favor of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, supporting the regime to mount renewed offensives against opposition-held terrain throughout Western Syria, according to the Institute […]

Russia in Africa
Afrika

Russia’s stealthy move on Africa

December 20, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

In the recent years, Moscow has been quietly preparing for an important shift, courting a new international partner, namely Africa.  This unusual relationship has strengthened to a new level, as Russian investments across Africa have grown at an astonishing rate. Overall […]