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More Volatility Than Oil Can Handle

Apr 08, 2022 at 10:59 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict - Russian troops continue to withdraw from northern Ukraine, having left the Kyiv region to refocus on the east primarily and parts of the south. This…

The Energy Transition Will Transform Geopolitics

Apr 08, 2022 at 10:36 | Felicity Bradstock

The development of the renewable energy sector will bring a vast array of new energy sources being created across different world markets. Traditional oil-rich countries may no longer…

War Crimes In Ukraine Bring The EU Closer To Full Russian Oil Ban

Apr 06, 2022 at 13:19 | Alex Kimani

Crude oil prices have continued to move over a wide range, with a weakening trend last week reversed this week by renewed EU momentum towards sanctions on Russian…

Baghdad’s Bold Move To Take Over Kurdistan’s Oil Sector Is A Blow To Russia

Apr 04, 2022 at 11:54 | Simon Watkins

Following two recent landmark legal rulings by the Supreme Court of the Federal Government of Iraq (FGI) in Baghdad, news…

The Stakes Have Never Been Higher As EU Prepares For A Summit With China

Mar 31, 2022 at 12:08 | RFE/RL staff

When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, meet for a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April…

Russia Threatens G7 Nations As Ministers Reject Gas-For-Rubles Scheme

Mar 28, 2022 at 12:29 | ZeroHedge

Russia on Monday has issued a firm and unyielding response to G-7 ministers who had dismissed as "unacceptable" its plan to only accept ruble payments for Russian gas…

Sanctions Are Forcing Russian Companies To Consider Moving To Kazakhstan

Mar 28, 2022 at 12:25 | Eurasianet

Companies in Russia hit by the international sanctions imposed in reprisal for the invasion of Ukraine are increasingly exploring ways to relocate to neighboring countries, including Kazakhstan, according…

Russia’s Invasion Is Crushing China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Mar 22, 2022 at 12:06 | Eurasianet

Sanctions on Russia are sidetracking China’s Silk Road Rail Corridor – disrupting freight traffic and creating losses for China – while forcing Beijing to rethink regional…

Ukraine War Accelerates The Fall Of The Dollar

Mar 14, 2022 at 11:58 | ZeroHedge

Last week, former NY Fed staffer Zoltan Pozsar sparked a shockwave across Wall Street when in his latest research piece, he suggested that…

Russia Considers Nationalizing Foreign Businesses

Mar 11, 2022 at 13:47 | Michael Kern

The Russian government is reportedly considering seizing and nationalizing the assets of foreign companies exiting Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Seen as

U.S. Sanctions Nord Stream 2 As Biden Pledges To “Hold Russia Responsible”

Feb 24, 2022 at 08:21 | Irina Slav

The U.S. slapped sanctions on Swiss-registered Nord Stream 2, the consortium behind the pipeline of the same name that has come into the focus on sanction action following Russia's recognition…

Russia Vows A “Strong Response” To The First Tranche Of U.S. Sanctions

Feb 23, 2022 at 11:33 | RFE/RL staff

Moscow lashed back angrily against sanctions announced by the United States, vowing a “strong response” to a series of measures unveiled by President Joe Biden against Russian banks…

Major Hack On Ukraine Infrastructure Highlights The Reality Of Modern Warfare

Feb 18, 2022 at 12:55 | Michael Kern

The websites of the Ukrainian army, the defense ministry and major banks were knocked offline after a series of cyberattacks highlighting the nature…

Russia’s Aggression Towards Ukraine Could Backfire

Feb 15, 2022 at 12:03 | Haley Zaremba

The state of affairs at the Ukrainian border is now being referred to as a “crisis,” with prominent news outlets such as the New York Times and CNN…

The Geopolitical Impact Of Cryptocurrency

Feb 11, 2022 at 10:47 | Felicity Bradstock

People from around the world are sending bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to finance Ukrainian forces against Russia as the country crowdfunds to support its war efforts. Having developed…

Possible Iran Nuclear Deal Could Reverse Oil Rally

Feb 07, 2022 at 10:01 | Irina Slav

U.S. and Iran may soon close a nuclear deal that could take the wind out of the latest oil rally's sails, according to traders interviewed by Reuters. The talks between…

Putin And Xi Blast American “Antagonism” In Joint Statement

Feb 04, 2022 at 12:09 | ZeroHedge

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing Friday for the Winter Olympics, where as expected he had a warm meeting, among a series of expected sit-downs, with Chinese…

China Tightens Its Grip On Iraq With Three Major Oil Deals

Jan 31, 2022 at 12:51 | Simon Watkins

China has continued to press home the geopolitical advantage given to it in Iraq following the official end of the U.S.’s ‘combat mission’…

The Oil Market Is At The Whim Of Geopolitical Disputes

Jan 20, 2022 at 11:57 | Alex Kimani

Oil prices have continued their early-year surge in the new year, thanks in large part to easing worries about omicron as well as tight oil and gas supplies…

The EU Is Scrambling To Deescalate Conflict In Ukraine

Jan 07, 2022 at 12:21 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission chief and the EU's new French leadership have stressed the need for European involvement as Russia and the West continue to square off diplomatically over…

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