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Geopolitics / International

Major Hack On Ukraine Infrastructure Highlights The Reality Of Modern Warfare

Feb 18, 2022 at 12:55 | Michael Kern

The websites of the Ukrainian army, the defense ministry and major banks were knocked offline after a series of cyberattacks highlighting the nature…

Russia’s Aggression Towards Ukraine Could Backfire

Feb 15, 2022 at 12:03 | Haley Zaremba

The state of affairs at the Ukrainian border is now being referred to as a “crisis,” with prominent news outlets such as the New York Times and CNN…

The Geopolitical Impact Of Cryptocurrency

Feb 11, 2022 at 10:47 | Felicity Bradstock

People from around the world are sending bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to finance Ukrainian forces against Russia as the country crowdfunds to support its war efforts. Having developed…

Possible Iran Nuclear Deal Could Reverse Oil Rally

Feb 07, 2022 at 10:01 | Irina Slav

U.S. and Iran may soon close a nuclear deal that could take the wind out of the latest oil rally's sails, according to traders interviewed by Reuters. The talks between…

Putin And Xi Blast American “Antagonism” In Joint Statement

Feb 04, 2022 at 12:09 | ZeroHedge

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing Friday for the Winter Olympics, where as expected he had a warm meeting, among a series of expected sit-downs, with Chinese…

China Tightens Its Grip On Iraq With Three Major Oil Deals

Jan 31, 2022 at 12:51 | Simon Watkins

China has continued to press home the geopolitical advantage given to it in Iraq following the official end of the U.S.’s ‘combat mission’…

The Oil Market Is At The Whim Of Geopolitical Disputes

Jan 20, 2022 at 11:57 | Alex Kimani

Oil prices have continued their early-year surge in the new year, thanks in large part to easing worries about omicron as well as tight oil and gas supplies…

The EU Is Scrambling To Deescalate Conflict In Ukraine

Jan 07, 2022 at 12:21 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission chief and the EU's new French leadership have stressed the need for European involvement as Russia and the West continue to square off diplomatically over…

Iran Nuclear Talks Could Be Headed For Another Breakdown

Jan 03, 2022 at 02:53 | Cyril Widdershoven

The ongoing JCPOA agreement negotiations with Iran are not going as smooth as some media seem to suggest. In stark remarks, several European and U.S. diplomats have stated that the…

UAE Looks To Boost Gas Production Capacity With Sharjah Plans

Dec 28, 2021 at 09:03 | Simon Watkins

A cornerstone of the U.S.’s strategy to counter the growing influence of China and Russia across the Middle East via Iran remains the relationship normalisation…

Emerging Markets Look Towards A Life After COVID-19

Dec 14, 2021 at 10:04 | Oxford Business Group

Following on from a year in which supply chains and international travel were severely disrupted, 2021 saw an increase in global cooperation, as institutions, businesses and governments alike…

U.S. Could Take Additional Measures Against Iran If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails

Dec 10, 2021 at 09:26 | RFE/RL staff

As Tehran and world powers seeking to revive the moribund 2015 nuclear deal resumed talks in Vienna, the United States warned that it would take "additional measures" to…

Germany Urges Congress Not To Sanction Nord Stream 2

Nov 29, 2021 at 10:33 | ZeroHedge

Axios on Sunday has revealed that Germany has been quietly urging the United States not to sanction the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, even as…

The Geopolitical Game That Could Transform Gas Markets

Nov 26, 2021 at 11:43 | Cyril Widdershoven

At a time when media and financial analysts are fully focused on oil futures, natural gas markets are moving again. East Mediterranean gas futures, in particular, seem to…

Russia Insists That It Is Not Weaponizing Gas Exports

Nov 02, 2021 at 11:00 | RFE/RL staff

In characteristically blunt fashion, Russian President Vladimir Putin had this to say when asked last month if Russia was again using its energy resources as a political weapon:…

Endemic Corruption Could Crush Iraq’s New National Oil Company

Oct 05, 2021 at 13:30 | Simon Watkins

The last few days saw the first meeting of the new iteration of the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC), with the agenda being ‘the five-year plan for the…

China Is Desperate To Secure Latin American Oil And Coal

Oct 05, 2021 at 12:39 | Matthew Smith

Nearly three decades ago the Soviet Union imploded and ceased to exist, leaving the U.S. as the last standing superpower and victor of the Cold War. That, according…

Hydrogen Will Play A Key Role In The Gulf’s Energy Transition

Sep 24, 2021 at 13:24 | Oxford Business Group

With hydrocarbon-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning towards multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally sustainable solution.…

The Battle For Control Of East Mediterranean Energy

Sep 16, 2021 at 10:57 | Vanand Meliksetian

The history of oil and natural gas is marred by instability and conflict. The rise of the Eastern Mediterranean as a prolific energy region has increased existing tensions…

Libya’s Oil Industry May Be On The Verge Of Another Breakdown

Sep 06, 2021 at 14:12 | Simon Watkins

With its crude oil production already the subject of various ongoing political divisions since the onset of civil war in 2011, another rift has opened up, this time…

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