What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Iran’s powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites The Washington Post International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday, setting up a potential standoff as negotiators try to reach a final agreement on […]

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What We Are Reading… December 5, 2014

International News MENA IS FIGHTERS BESIEGE CRUCIAL SYRIAN AIR BASE The Associated Press Muslim militants pushed forward in their offensive on a major military air base in eastern Syria Friday capturing a nearby village in an attempt to take one of President Bashar Assad’s last outposts in a province that borders Iraq, activists said. Inflating […]

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The Rise of Lithuanian LNG: A Long-term Opportunity for the U.S.

Lithuania officially made its debut in the global LNG market with the arrival of its floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Independence on Monday, October 27, 2014. The welcome ceremony in Klaipeda was attended by the Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius as well as foreign dignitaries, including the Estonian Foreign Trade and Entreprenuership Minister Anne Sulling and […]

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The New Great Game? Russia, China and Central Asia

But Kucera’s article ignores perhaps the most important problem that needs to be understood with respect to today’s Central Asia as the US military leaves Afghanistan and the bases in places like Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and considers its limited options: the Great Game that the Russian and Chinese governments have reintroduced in the region and their fight for influence, access to and control over Central Asian natural resources especially Kazak oil and gas. Read more »