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Resource: Militarizing the Warming Arctic

A brilliant new piece by Dr. Jean-Michel Valantin of the The Red (Team) Analysis Society is titled, Militarizing the Warming Arctic – the Race to Neo-Mercantilism(s). Such a bold piece of geopolitical and security analysis for a region experiencing immense, … Continue reading

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The Greater Gulf of Maine: A Rising Climate Change Superpower

In the first half of 2018, frozen sharks washed up on the beaches of Cape Cod, seawalls breached along the Massachusetts coast, and one of the most rapidly-intensifying storms in recorded meteorological history exploded along the New England shoreline. In … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence and the Disaster Cycle

The following post is from longtime ReliefAnalysis supporter and contributor, Joseph P. Conrad. With new disaster zones across the Caribbean and southern US created by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the urgency to protect against sexual-based violence in these volatile … Continue reading

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Arctic Cruise Missiles and the Methane Hydrate Bonanza

The airspace over Syria is getting crowded. Two weeks ago, a Russian fighter executed a barrel role over a US tanker aircraft, prompting a Russian apology on the re-established air space hotline. The Middle East airspace radar looks like an … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Potential Collapse: An Anthropocene Inferno

Tensions are rising with North Korea. Global security articles tell of Russian bombers near Alaska, armadas of air craft carriers somewhere presumably in the Pacific, and satellite imagery of nuclear test sites showing…volleyball games. If conditions deteriorate, watch for upwelling warm … Continue reading

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Eurasia’s Megacity-equivalent Population Explosion Currently Lives in Yemen

It’s very possible that over the next decade, Eurasia is going to add an equivalent in population growth exceeding that of an Istanbul or Cairo-sized megacity from a source greatly underestimated by the security and humanitarian community. That source is … Continue reading

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A Nation of Somewhere

With the proposed ban on the US refugee resettlement program from 7 predominantly Muslim becoming a roiling issue, the tensions over “who is America” are simmering. It’s all to easy to be caught up in a frenzy of a polarizing … Continue reading

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Violent US Weather Pattern: A Formulaic Signal in the Chaos

It is a violent weather pattern shaping up in the US on January 22, 2017, with an “unseasonably” early tornado/severe weather outbreak in the SE US and an atmospheric river coming onshore in California, resembling an El Nino set-up in … Continue reading

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The Digital Divide Just Increased Dramatically in the Pacific – at Precisely the Worst Time

American and Australian geologists have confirmed – Antarctica’s Totten Glacier is being consumed from beneath by warm currents of the Southern Ocean. At stake, up to 11.5 feet of Sea Level Rise if a domino-effect melt scenario were to take place … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew and Haiti’s Devastating October Hurricanes – Exporing a Potential New Correlation

As of October 2, 2016, Hurricane Matthew is poised to impact the vulnerable and disaster-prone nation of Haiti, targeting the island nation with the most dangerous north-east quadrant of its 140 mile-per-hour Category 4 winds. October hurricanes, when they have … Continue reading

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