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Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

The geopolitical landscape of the…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Saudi Sheikdown: Arrested Royals Offered A Deal - Your Money For Your Freedom

Saudi Sheikdown: Arrested Royals Offered A Deal - Your Money For Your Freedom

Nov 16, 2017 at 12:02 | ZeroHedge

As we noted shortly after the Crown Prince’s purge of potential rivals within Saudi Arabia’s sprawling ruling family, while the dozens of arrests were made under the pretext of an…

Kurdistan Ready To Hand Over Oil For 17% Of Iraqi Budget

Kurdistan Ready To Hand Over Oil For 17% Of Iraqi Budget

Nov 06, 2017 at 11:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is ready to hand over oil, airports, border points, and all revenues to Baghdad if Iraq’s federal government gives the Kurdish region its 17-percent share…

Kurdistan Proposes Immediate Ceasefire With Iraq

Kurdistan Proposes Immediate Ceasefire With Iraq

Oct 25, 2017 at 09:17 | Irina Slav

The Kurdistan Regional Government has proposed to Baghdad an immediate ceasefire after more than a week of fighting following a decision by Baghdad to retake control of disputed Kirkuk…

Iraq Seizes Kirkuk, Briefly Knocks 350,000 Bpd Offline

Iraq Seizes Kirkuk, Briefly Knocks 350,000 Bpd Offline

Oct 16, 2017 at 12:00 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices spiked on Monday after Iraqi forces seized the oil fields around Kirkuk, which had largely been under Kurdish control since 2014. There were conflicting reports as of Monday,…

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Oct 13, 2017 at 17:45 | Cyril Widdershoven

American President Donald Trump has officially decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran deal, while hitting Iranian power players—especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—with a new list…

Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Oct 13, 2017 at 09:31 | Irina Slav

Kurdistan authorities have accused the central Iraqi government of planning to seize oil fields in the autonomous region. Baghdad is amassing military power in two areas south of Kirkuk…

Defiant Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Defiant Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Aug 25, 2017 at 17:19 | ZeroHedge

Qatar has remained defiant throughout its unprecedented summer diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states which have brought immense pressure to bear on the tiny…

Arab States Extend Deadline For Qatar Ultimatum

Arab States Extend Deadline For Qatar Ultimatum

Jul 03, 2017 at 10:02 | Irina Slav

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE have given Qatar 48 more hours to submit to a list of demands presented to the emirate ten days ago. The

Saudi Arabia’s New Deal With The US: Averting Implosion?

Saudi Arabia’s New Deal With The US: Averting Implosion?

Jun 02, 2017 at 16:54 | Gregory R. Copley

Saudi Arabia’s de facto head of government, Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin ‘Abd al-’Aziz al Sa’ud, has gambled the survival of the House of…

How Close Are Kurds To Establishing Full Independence?

How Close Are Kurds To Establishing Full Independence?

May 26, 2017 at 15:12 | ISN Security Watch

OK, so how close are Iraqi Kurds to establishing their own independent state in Northern Iraq? In this article, Gallia Lindenstrauss and Adrien Cluzet analyze the myriad factors that have…

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