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Turkey’s Zorlu Group Fights for Israel Pipeline

Nov 05, 2013 at 17:04 | Joao Peixe

While talks between Israel and Turkey over a joint pipeline have been quietly proceeding for some time, Turkish conglomerate Zorlu Energy for the first time last week told reporters it…

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Sanctions Have Only Steeled Iran against US, and Given Power to China

Nov 04, 2013 at 17:02 | Economywatch

Washington sanctions on Iran have undermined the very goals that it would like to achieve. Rather than engaging Tehran, the sanctions are reinforcing the hardliners; isolating moderate sections of Iran’s…

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Syrian Conflict Moves Closer to Iraq

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:11 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Syrian regime leader Bashir al-Assad has a tougher grip on power than he has since the start of the conflict, but it is far from over, and clashes…

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Kurds Complete Game-Changing Pipeline to Turkey

Nov 01, 2013 at 17:08 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kurdistan’s leverage over the central Iraqi authorities in Baghdad gets a major boost with the much-anticipated completion of a pipeline directly to Turkey.Analysis: Kurdistan’s leverage over…

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Oil and Politics: Who will Take over from the US in the Middle East?

Oct 29, 2013 at 18:20 | Claude Salhani

There is little doubt that politics as we knew it in the Middle East is changing right before our very eyes and with that shift in politics will unavoidably come…

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This Week in Energy: Iran Creeps Back

Oct 25, 2013 at 15:48 | Editorial Dept

For months, and since elections in Iran, Oil & Energy Insider has been telling its premium subscribers to watch out for Iran because it’s getting back into the oil…

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Why Iran's Influence May Decide Pakistan's Energy Fate

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif in the Oval Office. Their meeting followed on the heels of a damning report from Amnesty International questioning the…

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Clash of the Oil Titans

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:54 | Claude Salhani

Saudi Arabia and Iran, two titans of the oil industry, are heading for a headlong confrontation in what could result in a destructive and devastating new episode of conflict in…

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Syria, the Next Phase

Oct 11, 2013 at 16:03 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Watch now as the original Syrian rebels float back to Assad, who becomes the “savior” of Syria and the only force capable of dealing with the radical, al-Qaeda-linked…

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Roadblocks on Iraq’s Leap of Faith to Oil Success

Oct 08, 2013 at 17:11 | Saltanat Berdikeeva

Iraq stands as one of the major wildcards in the global energy market. Its ultimate success or failure as an oil powerhouse hinges on the outcome of its turbulent transition…

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