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Kurdish Independence Could Deal A Major Blow To Oil Markets

Kurdish Independence Could Deal A Major Blow To Oil Markets

OPEC’s second-largest oil and gas…

Venezuela Publishes Oil Prices In Yuan For First Time

Venezuela Publishes Oil Prices In Yuan For First Time

Following through with his promise,…

Geopolitics / Africa

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Egypt, Take III: No End to the Carnage

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:30 | Jen Alic

The Egyptian military had a great opportunity to remake the revolution on 3 July when it overthrew the moribund and definitely failed post-revolutionary Muslim Brotherhood experiment—but it has squandered that…

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Rush for Nile Water - Now Uganda Plans Massive Hydroelectric Site

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:11 | John Daly

In East Africa, the major water resource is the Nile river, the world’s longest, at 4,130 miles, referred to by Egypt since antiquity as the country’s heart.The past…

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Tunisia: The Next Govt to Fall

Aug 16, 2013 at 17:46 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Islamist-led Ennahda government in Tunisia survived the first assassination of a political opposition leader in February, the 25 July assassination of a second opposition figure - Mohamed…

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Terrorism: The Latest Salvo on LNG Exports

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:22 | Daniel J. Graeber

A natural gas company operating in Yemen said there was nothing to media reports stating al-Qaida militants killed four soldiers in a weekend attack. The country was the source of…

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What Does the US Want in Egypt?

Aug 05, 2013 at 17:13 | Jen Alic

What the US wants in Egypt is what it failed to attain in Iraq—stability of the kind that assumes US control over the situation. In Iraq’s case, this…

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India Nervous About Increasing West African Piracy

Aug 03, 2013 at 18:18 | John Daly

After China, India is Asia’s largest rising energy importer. According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration, “India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after the…

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As Sudan-South Sudan Oil Battle Re-Ignites, South Sudan Risks Instability

Aug 02, 2013 at 13:17 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: An oil agreement between Sudan and South Sudan is off track—again, and only Ethiopian mediation has managed to postpone for two weeks Sudan’s threat to shut down the…

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Egypt Violence Subsides as Investors Eye New Liberal Faces

Jul 15, 2013 at 18:16 | Jen Alic

The violence has largely subsided in Egypt seven days after more than 90 people were killed in clashes between the military and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed president…

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POLITICAL & SECURITY ALERTS - Lebanon Concerned that Israel Could Reach its Oil

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:24 | Editorial Dept

Ghana’s Jubilee Production Hits 110,000 b/d, Amid Political CrisisGhana’s giant offshore Jubilee field continues its steady increase in production, now reaching 110,000 barrels per day, and its operator,…

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Egypt Better Prepared for Future after Power Change

Jul 09, 2013 at 17:14 | Gregory R. Copley

The Egyptian decision to remove Pres. Morsi was demonstrably no less “democratic” than the decision to remove Pres. Mubarak, but the latest events showed that the US could no longer…

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