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Geopolitics / Africa

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…

Putin Eyes Profit Over Influence In Africa

Feb 07, 2020 at 16:40 | MINING.com

While Russia has been playing for power in Africa in recent years by sending arms, offering mercenaries and cinching mining deals, the foundations of Moscow’s claim to renewed global influence…

China Takes The Lead In This Emerging Energy Frontier

Jan 28, 2020 at 12:00 | Viktor Katona

Several weeks ago, we have looked into a very recent Russian initiative to increase their presence in the southern part of the Gulf of Guinea, encompassing a…

The Decisive Battle For Libya’s Oil Has Begun

Dec 13, 2019 at 09:49 | Irina Slav

General Khalifa Haftar has announced “the decisive battle and the advance on the heart of Tripoli,” after eight months of trying to take over the seat of the UN-recognized…

The Battle For Libya’s Oil Is Heating Up

Nov 29, 2019 at 10:21 | Julianne Geiger

The past two days have seen forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) seize and then lose a key oilfield in the south, suggesting that General Khalifa Haftar’s…

Washington’s Libya Pivot Could Be A Game-Changer

Nov 25, 2019 at 16:02 | ZeroHedge

Starting last April President Trump caught many in his own administration off guard when he unexpectedly thanked renegade General Khalifa Haftar for "securing Libya's oil resources" at a moment the rebel…

Oil, Arms And Politics: How Putin Took Control Of The Middle East

Nov 01, 2019 at 18:57 | Yale Global

US President Donald Trump’s showboating on the dramatic assassination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi cannot mask the more enduring result of his capricious decisions during October’s turmoil in…

Oil Glut Could Worsen As Libya’s Civil War Ends

Jul 22, 2019 at 17:09 | Cyril Widdershoven

While the Persian Gulf crisis continues to escalate, oil markets have put Libya’s ongoing civil war on the backburner. This weekend, the shutdown of OPEC producer Libya’s…

Why Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Keeps The Aramco IPO Alive

Jul 19, 2019 at 17:48 | Cyril Widdershoven

The Aramco IPO story seems more and more to be a line from the world famous story of “Scheherazade and 1001 nights”. As the famous princess needed to tell stories…

Is This A Turning Point In Libya’s Civil War?

Jul 03, 2019 at 16:12 | Nick Cunningham

Libya’s civil war has taken a catastrophic turn, plunging the country even deeper into crisis. An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants on the outskirts of Tripoli, killing at…

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