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Interview: CGSRS’ Hirah Azhar on the Syria Civil War

  Geopoliticalmonitor sits down with Hirah Azhar from the Centre for Geopolitics Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS) to discuss the Syria civil war.…

Japan in the Eye of an Economic Hurricane?

Japan in the Eye of an Economic Hurricane?

  The decision by Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to adopt a negative interest rate caught many off guard. It’s also…

Lithuania-Belarus Relations on the Rise

  The success of any country’s foreign policy is very often measured by its relationship with its neighbors. Situated in Western Europe, Lithuania…

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

  Positive signs in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have recently been tempered by signs that the militant group…

India Jihadi Groups Splinter as Rivalries Intensify

  The rivalry between Islamic State and Al Qaeda is a well-known fact. Several times in the recent past, Islamic State has openly…

Global Forecast (02-08-16)

Global Forecast (02-08-16)

      The GPM Global Forecast is a bi-weekly, members-only article series for 2016. It provides analysis and short-term forecasting on key military,…

Hong Kong: Seafood, Tourism, and Severe Pollution

  Environmental pollution in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is highly noticeable. Rapid urbanization, poor environmental education, and a lack of environmental…

South China Sea Dispute Compels Washington to Ratify Sea Law

  The upcoming US-ASEAN summit on February 15-16 in Rancho Mirage, California provides an opportunity for the Obama administration to boldly demonstrate its…

Refocus on Deterrence Needed in a Golden Age of Proliferation

  In light of the recent North Korean nuclear detonation and the recent nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and Iran, questions…

Wahhabism, ISIS, and the Saudi Connection

  The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become somewhat of a revelation to the international community over…

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We’re happy to announce that starting this week, Long Now Members may reserve the private room at The Interval for 1-2 hrs on Mondays with no bar minimum! The Interval is…

Analysts and market watchers say there is little chance OPEC and nonmembers will agree to cuts. Source: CNBC Clean Energy…

An extended trough in oil prices will see large energy firms slash payouts by a total of $12 billion this year, Markit warns. Source: CNBC Clean Energy…

Russia's prime minister has warned of a "permanent war" starting in Syria if foreign troops are sent into the civil war-torn country. Source: CNBC Clean Energy…

U.S. crude bounced away from 12-year lows early on Friday after comments by an OPEC energy minister sparked hopes of a coordinated production cut. Source: CNBC Clean Energy…

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Major histocompatibility complex E (MHC-E) is a highly conserved, ubiquitously expressed, nonclassical MHC class Ib molecule with limited polymorphism that is primarily involved in the regulation of natural…

Author: Sacha Vignieri Source: Science Mag…

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2 Female Agtech Entrepreneurs Raise $75k Each as Village Capital Accelerator Concludes

2 Female Agtech Entrepreneurs were selected by their peers to receive investment from VilCap Investments and Radicle Capital. The post 2 Female Agtech Entrepreneurs Raise $75k Each as…

Agri and timber secondaries see deal volume rise

Timber funds priced at 85% of NAV, down slightly from 2014, according to the Setter Capital report’s author. Source: Agri Investor…

US agri organisation says it is time to trade with Cuba

Major agribusinesses like ADM, Bunge and Cargill are members of the group pushing for an end to the US trade embargo. Source: Agri Investor…

North Bridge leads $9m raise for organic soil treatment

With energy prices at their lowest in over a decade, fuel company Cool Planet will focus on its modified biochar soil product. Source: Agri Investor…

PE-backed US Foods files for IPO

The food distributor, owned by KKR and CD&R, has yet to disclose a price range for the public offering. Source: Agri Investor…

Fundings-in-Brief: Ag Drone Tech Company Raises $7.4m, Food Traceability Technology Raises $10m Series B

MicaSense’s $7.4m investment from a drone company and Label Insight’s $10m Series B investment from a global accounting firm are just two of this week’s Fundings-in-Brief. The post…

Memphis Meats Closes Seed Round Oversubscribed on $2.75m, Expects Huge Demand for Cultured Meat

Co-founder and CEO of the cultured meat startup Memphis Meats talks to AgFunderNews about the company’s history and challenges ahead. The post Memphis Meats Closes Seed Round Oversubscribed…

EpiBiome Raises $6m Series A for Bovine Mastitis Cure

The biotech startup is tackling one of the biggest bacterial menaces plaguing the global dairy cattle industry. The post EpiBiome Raises $6m Series A for Bovine Mastitis Cure…

New water index tracks irrigation and agtech companies

The new index tracks water companies including Jain Irrigation Systems, Trimble Navigation and Novozymes, as well as agricultural water technology designer Pentair. Source: Agri Investor…

Rabobank: water markets essential to managing scarcity

Efficient use and regulation, including markets, are vital to deal with growing pressure on global water resources, says a new report. Source: Agri Investor…

Cool Planet Raises $9m to Commercialize Co2 Sequestering Biocarbon Soil Input

Cool Planet, the biocarbon and biofuel producer, has raised $9 million in extra funding to commercialize its soil amendment product CoolTerra, which just earned a USDA Certified Biobased…

Asahi outbids PE firms to buy Peroni and Grolsch

PAI Partners, BC Partners, Cinven, Permira, KKR and EQT were all thought to be among the PE firms bidding for the world-famous beer brands. Source: Agri Investor…