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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Asia

China’s Achilles Heel Is Its Soaring Energy Demand

China’s Achilles Heel Is Its Soaring Energy Demand

May 09, 2019 at 13:44 | Tim Daiss

China continues to set records in numerous sectors, but there are some records better left alone, including drawing near to becoming the all-time global crude oil imports leader. The country

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing In South China Sea?

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing In South China Sea?

Mar 20, 2019 at 13:17 | Haley Zaremba

The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they “conducted routine training”. In these contested waters, the Chinese government…

South China Sea Energy Politics Heat Up

South China Sea Energy Politics Heat Up

Mar 01, 2019 at 14:42 | Tim Daiss

Not that the Philippines’ current President Rodrigo Duterte necessarily wanted to hear it give his recent Beijing pivot - but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered it anyway,

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

Feb 21, 2019 at 14:45 | Tim Daiss

Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran's nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program and its regional hegemony overtures…

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Feb 18, 2019 at 13:58 | Tim Daiss

Amid increasing tensions between longtime regional antagonists India and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) pledged $20 billion to Pakistan on his trip to Islamabad on…

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

Feb 18, 2019 at 10:19 | Tim Daiss

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the choice of Vietnam as the location for this month’s meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean…

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Jan 17, 2019 at 11:37 | Tim Daiss

Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her…

New Oil Deals To Ease Tensions In South China Sea

New Oil Deals To Ease Tensions In South China Sea

Nov 21, 2018 at 11:51 | Haley Zaremba

China and the Philippines have just announced an official agreement to go forward with a groundbreaking joint oil and gas exploration deal - reportedly the biggest oil and gas…

China’s Oil Addiction Is Its Main Weakness As A Superpower

China’s Oil Addiction Is Its Main Weakness As A Superpower

Oct 22, 2018 at 14:00 | Tim Daiss

For decades, the U.S. was so reliant on foreign crude oil imports that it dictated much of the country’s foreign policy spanning numerous presidential administrations. As far back as the…

LNG: China’s Biggest Weapon In The Trade War

LNG: China’s Biggest Weapon In The Trade War

Aug 15, 2018 at 13:19 | Vanand Meliksetian

President Donald Trump’s first year in office must have been a pleasant surprise for Chinese President Xi Jinping. A successful state visit in Beijing and an apparent personal chemistry between…

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