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Why The Iran-China Oil Alliance Is So Important

Why The Iran-China Oil Alliance Is So Important

Following the skirmish between Indian…

Why We Won’t See An Oil War In The South China Sea

Why We Won’t See An Oil War In The South China Sea

It is considered common knowledge…

Geopolitics

Why We Won’t See An Oil War In The South China Sea

Aug 05, 2020 at 17:48 | Haley Zaremba

Barrels of ink have been spilled covering the geopolitical conflicts in the South China Sea over the past few years, with plenty of…

Is Turkey Drilling For Oil & Gas In The Wrong Sea?

Jul 31, 2020 at 18:01 | Viktor Katona

Whilst most of European media have narrowed down the deterioration in EU-Turkey relations to the issues of the “refurbished” Hagia Sophia and the protracted Libyan proxy war, their…

Why The Iran-China Oil Alliance Is So Important

Jul 30, 2020 at 13:53 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The steady rise in U.S. strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over trade and the South China Sea already has so many dimensions…

Could Rising US-China Tensions Change Global Energy Markets?

Jul 29, 2020 at 14:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The widening rift between the world’s two largest economies – the United States and China – has had analysts and market observers using the phrase ‘Cold War’ to…

Perfect Timing? China Announces Hydropower Megaprojects In Pakistan

Jul 27, 2020 at 12:58 | Vanand Meliksetian

Few global projects receive the same amount of praise and criticism as China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) does. Regardless of one’s opinion, the BRI is President Xi’s…

The Forgotten Conflict That Is Threatening Energy Markets

Jul 17, 2020 at 17:34 | Cyril Widdershoven

One of the world’s forgotten conflicts is now making headlines again. In the last week, the military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has reignited, with the two nations…

America’s “Caesar” sanctions On Syria Will Damage The Middle East

Jul 10, 2020 at 16:48 | James Durso

In 2003, the red-hot source was “Curveball;” in 2020, its “Caesar.” The U.S. might soon discover if the second time is, in fact, farce

Can India Really Shut Down Oil Supply To China?

Jul 09, 2020 at 17:13 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Threats to oil shipping routes are nothing new to the oil market. It has endured Iran seizing tankers in the Strait of Hormuz,…

China Could Invade Taiwan's 'Oil Island'

Jul 06, 2020 at 12:59 | Gregory R. Copley

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) seemed to be considering, by July 2020, whether to risk early military conflict as a means of moving its declining strategic fortunes…

Turkey’s Latest Geopolitical Gamble Could Result In Catastrophe

Jul 03, 2020 at 16:48 | Cyril Widdershoven

The rosy future of the offshore East Mediterranean (East-Med) gas boom is in jeopardy. The current COVID-related economic downturn, combined with the dramatic drop in demand for oil…

Saudi Arabia Is Bullying OPEC Members Into Compliance

Jul 03, 2020 at 16:40 | Irina Slav

First, they said it nicely: play along and cut to your quotas, or we’ll all suffer low oil prices for longer. Then they put their foot down: start…

Russia And China Face-Off For Nuclear Dominance In Africa

Jul 01, 2020 at 14:14 | Haley Zaremba

Russian nuclear power is one continent closer to taking over the world. This week the Rwandan parliament approved a plan for the Russian state-owned nuclear conglomerate Rosatom to…

New U.S. Sanctions Unlikely To Derail Nord Stream 2

Jun 12, 2020 at 15:34 | Viktor Katona

It is difficult to surprise anyone in today’s world with another set of sanction-slapping. A bipartisan group of US senators has expressed its intent to put another spoke…

UN Report Links Iran To Attacks On Saudi Oil Tankers

Jun 12, 2020 at 15:29 | RFE/RL staff

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told the Security Council in a report quoted by Reuters that cruise missiles used in attacks on Saudi oil facilities last…

Turkey’s Dangerous Energy Play Is Putting The Entire Region At Risk

May 29, 2020 at 17:13 | Vanand Meliksetian

In the world of energy geopolitics and economics are closely linked to each other. The exploitation of oil and gas reserves is a major source of income for…

Is The U.S. Prepared For War With China?

May 25, 2020 at 16:58 | Gregory R. Copley

Mid-2020 saw the world at war, actual strategic war as far as the Forbidden Palace in Beijing was concerned. This was almost disbelievingly acknowledged by some…

Turkey Headed For An Unexpected Victory Libya's Oil War

May 22, 2020 at 17:09 | Editorial Dept

The GNA’s militias and Turkish forces backed by Syrian refugee-mercenaries in Libya are no match for the combined firepower of General Haftar’s LNA, allied militias, and a host…

Europe’s Last Dictatorship On Collision Course With Russia

May 22, 2020 at 16:48 | Viktor Katona

As much as Russia’s dealings with its neighbors are predominantly perceived as an exercise in brandishing the good old “energy weapon”, Moscow has been having a hard time…

Oil Price War Puts Entire Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia At Risk

May 11, 2020 at 17:03 | Simon Watkins

At no time since Ibn Saud first consolidated his Arabian conquests into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932 has the ruling Saud dynasty faced such an existential threat to…

Russia And China Are Battling For Influence In Oil Rich Iraq

May 05, 2020 at 11:53 | Simon Watkins

With the U.S.’s patience wearing thin on its dealings with neighbouring Iran, endemic corruption still prevalent in both the south of the country and in the northern semi-autonomous…

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