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Armenia Courts Western Allies as Relations with Russia Deteriorate

Armenia Courts Western Allies as Relations with Russia Deteriorate

Armenia's relationship with Russia faces…

The Ukraine War Has Transformed Global Grain Trade

The Ukraine War Has Transformed Global Grain Trade

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Geopolitics / International

Can Oil Ease South China Sea Tensions?

Jul 27, 2017 at 14:20 | Irina Slav

A year after the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines in a case the country brought against neighboring China about its territorial claims in the South…

The Saudi Power Balance Is On A Knife-Edge

Jul 26, 2017 at 14:41 | Cyril Widdershoven

The sweltering heat of Saudi Arabian summer will feel like a cool breeze compared to the geopolitical fire that could soon take over the country if ongoing internal power struggles…

U.S. Sanctions On Russia Could Be "Wide And Indiscriminate"

Jul 24, 2017 at 16:24 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. Congress is set to approve legislation that will tighten sanctions on Russia, but more importantly, it will gut the President’s authority to unilaterally remove those sanctions. The sanctions…

Settling The Ukrainian Gas War

Jul 20, 2017 at 09:35 | Viktor Katona

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has taken on many facets, of which the energy-related ones are seemingly the easiest ones to solve. As Kiev and Moscow are exploring the…

The Qatar Blockade Is Threatening The OPEC Deal

Jul 19, 2017 at 16:03 | Nick Cunningham

The blockade of Qatar could persist for quite a long time, according to the foreign minister of the UAE, who insisted that the Gulf States that have imposed the punitive…

U.S. May Halt Oil Imports From Venezuela

Jul 19, 2017 at 11:20 | Irina Slav

The Trump administration is mulling over sanctions against senior Venezuelan government officials, and additional measures could include sanctions against the country’s oil industry, such as halting imports into the…

Turkey's Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Chip

Jul 07, 2017 at 17:49 | Shadow Governance Intel

Turkey is a vulnerable actor when it comes to energy supply. Its primary energy source is natural gas, 98 percent of which is exported. The consecutive governments of the AKP,…

Middle East Tensions Put China In A Difficult Position

Jul 07, 2017 at 17:40 | The Jamestown Foundation

On June 5, Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar and closing its land border in response to Qatar “supporting terrorism.” Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab…

Global Energy Advisory 7th July 2017

Jul 07, 2017 at 17:12 | Editorial Dept

Is Qatar openly defying Saudi Arabia? It may look that way from Riyadh’s point of view … Qatar Petroleum is raising its LNG production capacity by almost 30 million tons…

Qatar Blockade To Continue As Doha Shrugs Off Ultimatum

Jul 05, 2017 at 15:24 | ZeroHedge

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain released statements following a meeting in Cairo on Wednesday, after the latest deadline they had set to Qatar…

Armenia To Choose Between Energy Diversification And Loyalty To Russia

Jun 30, 2017 at 17:22 | The Jamestown Foundation

In mid-June, the CEO of Russia’s gas monopolist Gazprom, Alexei Miller, paid a spontaneous visit to Yerevan, where he met with Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. Official information about the…

Global Energy Advisory June 30th 2017

Jun 30, 2017 at 16:38 | Editorial Dept

U.S. crude oil exports this month are seen to have dropped sharply to 250,000 bpd, from an average 550,000 bpd over the previous five months, cargo loading data from Kpler…

Global Energy Advisory June 23rd 2017

Jun 23, 2017 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

Mexico awarded 10 of the 15 oil and gas offshore blocks it tendered this week, with the results of the tender exceeding expectations amid increasingly weak oil prices. Winners included…

What Does Bin Salman’s Rise Mean For Oil?

Jun 22, 2017 at 14:47 | Zainab Calcuttawala

The architect of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan is now next in line to the throne, the Saudi Press Agency announced on Wednesday, paving the way for the 31-year-old…

The Biggest Obstacles For China’s $900 Billion Silk Road

Jun 22, 2017 at 13:55 | Global Risk Insights

China’s grand vision of One Belt, One Road aims to facilitate connections between countries and peoples across Eurasia and boost investments and trade. The Chinese government must not neglect domestic…

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…

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