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Geopolitics / International

Tensions Increasing Over Caspian Energy Riches

Nov 17, 2011 at 17:17 | John Daly

On 16 November in Astrakhan Lukoil president, Vagit Alekperov told journalists that his company will spend over $16 billion over the next decade to develop the country’s Caspian offshore Korchagin…

Is Occupy Wall Street Just the First Step in a Global Anxiety Attack

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:33 | Tyler Hamilton

There’s plenty of analysis out there about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its spreading global tentacles. What does it mean? What do the protesters want? Will it continue to…

Putin’s New Vision of Eurasia

Oct 07, 2011 at 07:50 | John Daly

Many western politicians have harbored deep suspicions of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimorovich Putin since he first emerged on the Russian political stage in 1999. This is hardly surprising, given…

Turkey and Russia Spar Over Natural Gas Prices

Oct 03, 2011 at 16:12 | John Daly

While few people in the world have warm feelings for energy companies beyond perhaps their stockholders, Russia’s state-owned natural gas monopoly Gazprom has shown an unrivalled and unique capacity to…

Russia and Latin America - Deja Vu all Over Again

Aug 23, 2011 at 19:17 | John Daly

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Twenty years ago this month, a hardliner coup failed in Moscow. Four months later…

Gorbachev vs. Putin - Putin Wins a TKO. Gas and Oil Still Flowing

Aug 18, 2011 at 21:10 | John Daly

This week has seen the sad spectacle of the 80 year-old last Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, Mikhail Sergeivich Gorbachev during an interview with the BBC's Bridget…

U.S. Vice President Flies to Beijing and Tokyo, Replete with Begging Bowl

Aug 17, 2011 at 07:27 | John Daly

On 2 August extremist Congressional Republicans held a loaded pistol to the USA’s triple A bond credit rating, acquired in 1917 in the midst of World War One, and pulled…

Will Russia and China Collapse Before 2020?

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:26 | Al Fin

The key factor that will determine Russia’s collapse will be the price of oil. Five years ago, a balanced budget required only $30 per barrel of oil. This year, it…

Energy and Politics - The Love-Hate Relationship between Russia and Ukraine

Jul 20, 2011 at 08:01 | John Daly

Russia and Ukraine resemble nothing so much as Siamese twins that have grown up, now detest each other, but share organs difficult, if not impossible, to separate. The two…

Global Uprisings and the Failure of Modern Economics and Modern Politics

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:52 | Post Carbon

Media reports often fail to connect recurring demonstrations in Greece and Spain with those in the Middle East and North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain). After all, the…

Resource Wars: Geopolitics in a World of Dwindling Energy Supplies

Jun 20, 2011 at 07:34 | Post Carbon

As nations compete for currency advantages, they are also eyeing the world’s diminishing resources—fossil fuels, minerals, agricultural land, and water. Resource wars have been fought since the dawn of history,…

Is NATO Being Used by Washington In Libya to Hurt Chinese Interests?

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:17 | John Daly

As U.S. Secretary of Defense continues his victory lap around U.S. foreign bases, scolding NATO allies along the way for failing to pull their weight in the alliance, it is…

Special Report on World Corruption

May 09, 2011 at 22:07 | Economywatch

Iraq and Afghanistan sit near the top of a list of the world’s most corrupt nations despite years of occupation by Anglo-American forces and more than $1 trillion of US…

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Operation Jellyfish

May 05, 2011 at 16:16 | Editorial Dept

We don’t normally publish press releases at OilPrice.com – but felt the below by Jellyfish would be of great interest to visitors. Regular readers are aware that we follow trends…

The Race for Arctic Energy Resources

Apr 11, 2011 at 08:16 | Open Democracy

Soon ships will be able to sail across an open Arctic Ocean during the summer months. The low humming of freight vessels will be a regular sound. The reduced presence…

More about Libya

Apr 09, 2011 at 08:12 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Many years ago in Chicago, a man that I knew and heartily disliked, married to a beautiful actress and dancer, abandoned his bed in the middle of the night, rubbed…

Geopolitical Summary: Conflicts, Protests, Oil Exploration and Drug Trafficking

Apr 06, 2011 at 06:57 | Global Intelligence Report

Conflict Rages on in Ivory Coast as Ouattara Forces Prepare for Abidjan OffensiveTensions in Syria as Government Resigns Amid Ongoing ProtestsIs Russia’s North Caucasus Rebel Network Leader Doku…

The Extraordinary Events in the Middle East and the Coming Global Tsunami

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:51 | John Daly

The extraordinary events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are the initial high tides of an eventual tsunami that will impact the world that globalists have so fervently promoted for decades,…

Weekly Geopolitical Summary: Russian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Bosnia

Feb 12, 2011 at 08:32 | Global Intelligence Report

In this weeks issue: - Foreign Investment for Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh? - Russian, Serbian Oil Firms to Start Exploring in Northern Bosnia- Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Pakistani Army Base in Punjab

2011: Transition to a New Global Order

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:08 | Open Democracy

Three issues will dominate international relations in 2011: the United States’s relations with Europe, the emerging powers, and various countries of the global south; the ongoing international financial crisis (particularly…

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