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Is This The Geopolitical Shift Of The Century?

Is This The Geopolitical Shift Of The Century?

Oct 06, 2017 at 16:21 | Cyril Widdershoven

The geopolitical reality in the Middle East is changing dramatically. The impact of the Arab Spring, the retraction of the U.S. military, and diminishing economic influence on the Arab world—as…

Venezuela And Russia Team Up To Tackle The Petrodollar

Venezuela And Russia Team Up To Tackle The Petrodollar

Oct 05, 2017 at 16:31 | ZeroHedge

Three weeks after the U.S. imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to cripple its economy and choke the Maduro regime, which in turn prompted Caracas to announce it would…

Why Russia Is Playing All Sides In The Middle East

Why Russia Is Playing All Sides In The Middle East

Oct 05, 2017 at 13:56 | ZeroHedge

With the Trump administration lately focused mostly on domestic policy - even as Mueller's ongoing Russian probe continues to hang over Trump's head – U.S. power and influence in the…

Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Unite To Block Kurdish Oil Exports

Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Unite To Block Kurdish Oil Exports

Oct 05, 2017 at 13:45 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Iraq, Iran, and Turkey are taking a unified stance against Kurdistan’s oil sector after the region elected to seek independence from Baghdad in a referendum in September, according to a…

Russia, China To Benefit From U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela

Russia, China To Benefit From U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela

Oct 02, 2017 at 14:08 | Kent Moors

The White House recently slapped new sanctions on Venezuelan officials, banning them from entering the U.S. That follows past, more general sanctions… As well as rumors that, if true, could…

Bitcoin Becomes Part Of North Korea’s Geopolitical Arsenal

Bitcoin Becomes Part Of North Korea’s Geopolitical Arsenal

Sep 29, 2017 at 16:57 | Editorial Dept

Fresh off the news of North Korea claiming that the United States has declared war due to U.S. President Trump’s military positioning and contentious rhetoric, a September 11 report from FireEye…

Oil Analysts Baffled As Venezuela Ditches Petrodollar

Oil Analysts Baffled As Venezuela Ditches Petrodollar

Sep 27, 2017 at 14:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

At the end of August, the U.S. stepped up sanctions on Venezuela, prohibiting dealings in new debt or equity issued by state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA)…

Kurdish Vote Won’t Spark A Sustained Oil Price Rally

Kurdish Vote Won’t Spark A Sustained Oil Price Rally

Sep 26, 2017 at 16:54 | Nick Cunningham

Turkey and Iraq have stepped up the pressure on Kurdistan after the semi-autonomous region of Iraq voted for independence. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to block Kurdish oil…

Undeterred By Trump’s Rhetoric, Iran Boosts Crude Exports

Undeterred By Trump’s Rhetoric, Iran Boosts Crude Exports

Sep 26, 2017 at 09:52 | Irina Slav

OPEC’s no.3 producer Iran will continue to export oil and aim to boost its global crude sales, as it is “not worried” that growing tensions with the U.S. over the…

What Happens If Trump Trashes The Iran Nuclear Deal?

What Happens If Trump Trashes The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Sep 25, 2017 at 16:11 | Nick Cunningham

U.S. President Donald Trump trashed the Iran nuclear deal at the UN last week, sparking speculation about whether he intends to pull the U.S. out of the deal before a…

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