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Georgia Explores Closer Ties with Iran as Western Alliances Fray

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Uzbekistan's Bid for WTO Membership Hinges on Major Trade Reforms

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Geopolitics / International

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…

How Will North Korea React To Trump’s Posturing?

Apr 17, 2017 at 14:48 | Zainab Calcuttawala

This morning, Vice President Mike Pence stood 100 feet from North Korean soldiers in the Demilitarized Zone to declare his administration’s newest departure from established American foreign policy. "We're…

Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Apr 17, 2017 at 14:43 | ISN Security Watch

Russia’s policies regarding the South China Sea (SCS) dispute are more complex than they might seem. Moscow’s official position presents Russia as an extra-regional actor with no stakes in the…

Uzbekistan, Gazprom Settle On 5 Year, $2.5B Gas Deal

Apr 14, 2017 at 12:15 | Eurasianet

The deal struck at the start of April has been cast as historic for how long it runs before expiring — long enough to ensure some certainty of cash transfers…

Attack On Syria: U.S. Has Returned To “Business As Usual”

Apr 14, 2017 at 12:15 | Gregory R. Copley

U.S. Pres. Donald Trump may, on April 7, 2017, have sacrificed the direction and goals of his Presidency in order to calm domestic critics. He authorized the firing, by two…

Global Energy Advisory 14th April 2017

Apr 14, 2017 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Iran’s reformist Oil Minister has run into another stumbling block in terms of wooing back international oil and gas companies. The country’s Supreme National Security…

The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

Apr 11, 2017 at 17:06 | Cyril Widdershoven

The U.S. cruise missiles that were fired on Syria will have severe repercussions for the global oil market. The current price hike could be short-lived, but new confrontations are already…

Oil Markets Turn Bullish Amid Spiking Geopolitical Risk

Apr 10, 2017 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

The surprise airstrikes by the U.S. on a Syrian airfield late last week brought an element of geopolitical risk back to the oil markets, adding support to crude prices. Historically,…

Poland Seeking New Energy Sources For ‘’Security Reasons’’

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:05 | RFE/RL staff

In a visit to the United States this week, Mateusz Morawiecki, who is also Poland's minister of economic development, met with U.S. Energy Secretary RIck Perry to discuss purchasing U.S.…

Sanctions Not Slowing Russian Arctic Ambitions

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:43 | The Jamestown Foundation

The director of the Russian transport ministry’s Department of Maritime and River Transportation, Vitalii Klyuyev, spoke, on March 24, at the “LNG [liquefied natural gas] Bunkering Market as an Alternative”…

Global Energy Advisory March 24th 2017

Mar 24, 2017 at 15:14 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Violence in South Sudan has further spiked after the announcement of a $500-million oil exploration deal between the government and Nigerian Oranto Petroleum. Rebel forces…

A New Start For Egypt And Saudi Arabia’s Weathered Relationship

Mar 22, 2017 at 12:19 | Cyril Widdershoven

Saudi oil shipments to Egypt have resumed after several months of political crisis between Cairo and Riyadh. Egyptian oil ministry sources stated on 19 March that the first two oil…

Are U.S.-Saudi Relations Turning Sour?

Mar 20, 2017 at 14:27 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Time will tell, but cries of “victory in Washington” by Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman seemed hollow and perhaps even apocryphal. He needed some…

Is The Trump Administration About To Rescue The Russian Economy?

Feb 23, 2017 at 16:10 | Zainab Calcuttawala

As oil prices continue their slow uphill climb and the global energy community reenters exploration mode, the Russian economy has much to gain from new American leadership that seems lenient…

Global Energy Advisory 10th February 2017

Feb 10, 2017 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

Tickers: Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • Libya is the country to keep an eye on in the oil patch in the coming days, weeks and months. There is little chance…

Global Energy Advisory February 3rd 2017

Feb 03, 2017 at 16:28 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • The White House has put Iran “on notice” following ballistic missile tests in the country. According to Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who announced…

Global Energy Advisory January 27th 2017

Jan 27, 2017 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • The two-day Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana yielded no firm agreement on how stakeholders in the conflict and their backers will…

Global Energy Advisory January 6th 2017

Jan 06, 2017 at 16:51 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • In Libya, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord has handed in his resignation. Musa al-Koni told media that the GNA…

Global Energy Advisory December 16th 2016

Dec 16, 2016 at 15:58 | Dan Dicker

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, sparking outrage on all sides of the political spectrum. What unites…

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