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Geopolitics / International

Oil Market Gauges Shake-Up In Saudi Royal Succession

Jun 21, 2017 at 10:15 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Saudi King Salman made on Wednesday his favorite son and Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, empowering the 31-year-old reformist as next in line to the throne…

These New Cyber-Weapons Could Topple Power Grids

Jun 20, 2017 at 12:37 | Zainab Calcuttawala

The forced shutdown of one-fifth of the Ukrainian capital’s power grid last December was caused by a new Russian cyber-weapon called CrashOverride, according to a new report by an American…

Is Russia Overextending Itself In The Middle East?

Jun 16, 2017 at 17:30 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russia’s best chances to claim a prominent role in the Middle East usually come amidst a regional escalation of tensions. But the confluence of diplomatic rows, terrorist attacks and air…

How The Qatar Crisis Is Shaping The Future Of The Region

Jun 14, 2017 at 15:13 | Cyril Widdershoven

GCC-member Qatar has been confronted by a concerted diplomatic and economic effort from its former Arab allies, led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and non-GCC member, Egypt. The official cause of…

Putin’s Newest Oil Play: Russia Gains Foothold In Iraqi Oil Patch

Jun 13, 2017 at 14:50 | Viktor Katona

The Kurds of Iraq are going through one of their most tumultuous periods of history. On the verge of finally seeing the much-heralded independence referendum, through Erbil is doing everything…

Global Energy Advisory - 9th June 2017

Jun 09, 2017 at 15:30 | Editorial Dept

While this week has seen high-level political and geopolitical developments that hint at a dangerous climax in tensions emanating from the Middle East - as an OPEC rift widens and…

Partitioning Syria: Oil, Gas And Peace

Jun 05, 2017 at 15:51 | James Durso

It’s the 101st anniversary of the Sykes–Picot Agreement and, in light of the non-stop Syrian Civil War, it’s time to ask, “How’s that working out for you?” The Sykes–Picot Agreement…

Kazakhstan Boosts Production Despite OPEC Pledge

Jun 02, 2017 at 15:36 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan’s energy officials are continuing to officially confirm to the public what is already widely known by now — that they have no intention to stick by pledges on oil…

Clash Between Qatar And The Saudis Could Threaten OPEC Deal

Jun 01, 2017 at 16:30 | Cyril Widdershoven

The cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes all Arab Gulf countries, seems to be cracking. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, openly stated that…

The Mysterious Rosneft Deal And Its Consequences

May 31, 2017 at 13:28 | Shadow Governance Intel

Approximately two months ago, Vladimir Putin awarded high-level state honours to a cadre of individuals in recognition of their contribution to Russia. The Order of Friendship award was given to…

Did Saudi Arabia Play Trump?

May 30, 2017 at 13:27 | Yale Global

Saudi officials repeatedly described U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh as “historic,” calling his meeting with rulers of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, a “landmark event.” American counterparts,…

Global Energy Advisory May 26th 2017

May 26, 2017 at 14:55 | Editorial Dept

The biggest oil news of the week was certainly the OPEC announcement of an extension of the crude oil production cuts until March 2018. This additional 9-month lifeline is -…

What Is Behind The Surge Of Russian Oil Exports To India?

May 25, 2017 at 13:11 | Viktor Katona

In the first five months of 2017, Indian companies have purchased more than 1 million tons of Russian crude supplied from Black Sea ports. In and of itself, there…

Ukraine Says No To Russian Coal, Gas – Favors Nuclear Power

May 19, 2017 at 16:17 | The Jamestown Foundation

In spite of a blockade on shipments of anthracite coal from occupied Donbas to Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) since this past winter, the country has thus far avoided blackouts.…

Venezuela’s Oil Production On The Brink Of Collapse

May 17, 2017 at 16:21 | Nick Cunningham

Desperation is spreading in Venezuela as violent protests continue to paralyze the country, further damaging the country’s shattered economy. Venezuela’s already-decrepit oil industry is deteriorating by the day, and an…

Iran’s Elections Could Disrupt Oil Markets

May 17, 2017 at 16:07 | Nick Cunningham

Iran is gearing up for the May 19 presidential election, a critical vote that could reverberate around the world, affecting not just Iran, but also its relationship with the West,…

Billions In Oil Investments At Stake In Iranian Elections

May 17, 2017 at 13:16 | Zainab Calcuttawala

A conservative win at the polls in Iran could set in motion a response from Washington that puts billions of dollars of Asian and European oil money at risk. Iranians…

Putin And Erdogan Agree On Normalization Of Relations

May 05, 2017 at 14:31 | RFE/RL staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed that their countries have overcome a period of difficulties in bilateral relations and have returned to "normal partner…

Stability In Libya To Start An Oil Race

May 04, 2017 at 13:52 | Cyril Widdershoven

Libya’s ongoing civil war, which has resulted in a hothouse environment for extremists, Da’esh supporters and regional coalitions, could be heading to a slowdown in activity. Arab media sources claim…

Putin And Erdogan Drifting Away From The West

Apr 21, 2017 at 14:18 | Yale Global

Political and economic developments in the European Union, Turkey and Russia are cumulatively aiding Russian President Vladimir Putin to become an ascending star in the international firmament. In an unexpected…

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