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How Will North Korea React To Trump’s Posturing?

How Will North Korea React To Trump’s Posturing?

Vice President Pence today announced…

Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

The Chinese government and regulatory…

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Attempted Attack On Aramco Facility

Saudi Arabia Thwarts Attempted Attack On Aramco Facility

Saudi Arabian forces have thwarted…

Geopolitics

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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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A Cry from the Heart: Syria and the Mathematics of War

Jul 30, 2013 at 18:07 | Claude Salhani

Take a good look at the horrific pictures all over the Internet today showing the massive destruction to the city of Homs, in Syria, and then come back to this…

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China’s Energy Policies Unsettle Neighbors Both East and West

Jul 26, 2013 at 17:04 | John Daly

China’s relentless search for global energy assets to fuel its voracious economy is one of the decades biggest stories, with Beijing willing to sign deals anywhere, anytime.That search…

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Waiting on Egypt for Oil & Gas Investment

Jul 26, 2013 at 15:30 | Editorial Dept

Whither Egypt and its nearly 4.4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 77 trillion cubic feet of natural gas? Well, it’s never been a cakewalk, getting energy-starved Egypt’s development…

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Armenia Faces Opposition over Gazprom Deal

Jul 26, 2013 at 14:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Armenia’s plans to hand over the state’s remaining stake in its natural gas monopoly to Gazprom has opposition politicians furious over the prospect of ceding total control of…

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Romania to Build Gas Pipeline to Moldova with Major Political Implications

Jul 26, 2013 at 14:52 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Romania announces that construction will begin soon on a natural gas pipeline to neighboring Moldova, in a project that will underbid Gazprom prices and challenge Russia’s control in…

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Is it Possible that the Ongoing Events in Syria and Egypt were Planned?

Jul 23, 2013 at 18:04 | Claude Salhani

Many are those within the governments in Washington, London, Brussels, Paris and other major capitals cities, who are burning the midnight oil trying to think ahead as to what may…

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Iran Gets Creative Over Energy Payments from Turkey and Pakistan

Jul 22, 2013 at 15:43 | John Daly

First begun in 1979 following the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran is now subject to three differing sets of sanctions – the U.S., the European Union and…

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Can Abe Revive Japan?

Jul 20, 2013 at 00:29 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to revive Japan’s global influence faces considerable constraints, not least of which is the country’s persistent economic malaise. Although Abe is seeking to amend Japan’s…

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Azerbaijan, Russia Draw Closer Over Energy Ties

Jul 19, 2013 at 23:27 | John Daly

The implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991 produced three petro-states – the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.Of these, Azerbaijan has the longest history, having begun producing petroleum…

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