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Murder And Mayhem In The Middle East

Why it matters to those living in the West
Monday, November 30, 2015, 9:03 PM

To understand what’s happening in Syria right now, you have to understand the tactics and motivations of the US and NATO -- the three parties sharing interwoven aims and goals in the Middle East/North African (MENA) region.

The main point here is that as resources become tight, the ruling powers can be expected to act in increasingly desperate ways. » Read more

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Making The World A More Dangerous Place

US foreign policy at work
Friday, November 6, 2015, 9:06 PM

Without any doubt, the Middle East has been a very long-simmering region of violent religious and tribal enmity.

In that regard, perhaps today is no different than 1,000 years ago. But given the importance of the remaining oil in the Middle East to the next 20 years of global economic health, the violence and chaos seen there recently is hugely important to the entire world. » Read more

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Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict

In the end, all wars are resource wars
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:49 PM

Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of finite resources.

In this week's podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for World's Last Resources and Resource Wars. » Read more

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Daily Digest 4/16 - Cyberattacks Targeting Smaller Companies, Libya Could Supply Europe with Solar Power

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:24 PM
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  • Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan’s financial advisor has disappeared with $34-million in Australia’s ‘largest tax evasion scheme:’ reports
  • Cyberattacks, corporate espionage now targeting smaller companies
  • What Does the Recent Fall in the Price of Gold 'Prove?'
  • Never Mind Oil, Libya could Supply Europe with Solar Power
  • Grantham: It's Too Late For The Dodo Bird, But It's Not Too Late To Stem The Environmental Crisis