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What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

Despite a 2015 ceasefire, conflict…

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Last Friday, the Benghazi Defense…

Geopolitics / Middle East

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How OPEC Could be Threatened by Iraq’s Re-Emergence as a Major Oil Producer

Jan 29, 2014 at 17:00 | Energy Post

Iraq is returning to an energy market which is radically different than the one it was forced to leave years ago, and its OPEC partners now also have a different…

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Iraqi Government Threatens Action Against Kurds as Oil Exports Set to Begin

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:34 | Nick Cunningham

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs firmly stated the central government will take action, “including fiscal measures,” if Kurdistan begins exporting oil without coming to an agreement with…

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Where is US Foreign Policy these Days?

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:22 | Claude Salhani

There is a remarkable absence of a comprehensive US foreign policy in the Middle East with the Obama administration missing the beat on just about every major event in the…

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The Iran Momentum: Hard to Slow, Hard to Control

Jan 24, 2014 at 16:12 | Editorial Dept

Iranian officials are now beginning the suspension of production of 20% enriched uranium, under a six-month agreement that will give Iran increased access to funds held overseas (over $4 billion…

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UAE to Invest $1.2bn in Kurdish Oil

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:53 | Charles Kennedy

Majority state-owned UAE national oil company has announced plans to invest some $1.2 billion in the development of a key oil and gas block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.…

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Winds of Change are Shifting in Arabia

Jan 21, 2014 at 17:04 | Claude Salhani

Throughout the years of the Cold War the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the stability that kept the tumultuous Middle East in check. The kingdom counted on silent diplomacy…

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Is Iraq's House Too Divided for Oil?

Jan 15, 2014 at 16:53 | Daniel J. Graeber

During trading on the London stock exchange Wednesday, stock in Genel Energy took a nose dive after it announced imminent exports of Kurdish oil from Turkey. While western Iraq is…

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The Volatile Middle East; Oil and Turmoil

Jan 08, 2014 at 18:11 | Claude Salhani

In recent history the Middle East has always been an area of turmoil, where wars came and went and conflicts were interrupted by long periods of stability and progress. That,…

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Oil Money Supports Middle East Uprising

Jan 03, 2014 at 17:44 | Claude Salhani

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the Mideast’s enigmatic paradoxes. It is a country made up of many contradictions, from laws touching upon social norms where the government,…

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Syrian Opposition Condemns Russian Oil Deal

Dec 31, 2013 at 12:48 | Charles Kennedy

Syria’s opposition has condemned the signing last week of Syria’s first-ever offshore oil exploration deal, with Russia, claiming oil blocks are being swapped for weapons to attack rebel forces.

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