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A Hazardous Game – The Strait of Malacca

... learn that he has entered one of the most vital and fiercely contested waters of the seven seas. He would grasp he has been embroiled into one of the biggest geopolitical chess games, except all the pieces are real and the consequences of a checkmate are ... ... ~15 million barrels of oil pass there daily or 1/3 of the global oil trade, as tankers move from mainly Middle East to Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, etc.) It is not the only passage available there (e.g. Lombok-Makassar or Sunda Strait [very shallow]),...

08.10.2013

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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