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Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard

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Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Kurdistan Accuses Baghdad Of Planning Oil Field Seizure

Kurdistan authorities have accused the…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Growing Revolutionary Guard Spells Uncertainty For Oil Investors In Iran

Growing Revolutionary Guard Spells Uncertainty For Oil Investors In Iran

May 21, 2010 at 10:36 | Fawzia Sheikh

As the United States edges closer to issuing a fresh round of sanctions against Iran, foreign investors so far unmoved by international pressure will end up doing business with a…

Iran’s Nuclear Gamble

Iran’s Nuclear Gamble

May 16, 2010 at 21:43 | ISN Security Watch

Iran’s nuclear program has dominated world headlines since the revelation of secret facilities in August 2002. Endless negotiations and three rounds of sanctions have followed with no compromise in sight.…

Israel Irked by Turkey-Syria Military Exercises

Israel Irked by Turkey-Syria Military Exercises

May 06, 2010 at 07:52 | Jen Alic

Turkish and Syrian militaries conducted joint drills last week aimed at improving security cooperation on their shared border. The three-day exercises, which began on 28 April, were similar to those…

Syria Appeals For More Foreign Oil Money Yet Bureaucracy Remains A Questionable Obstacle

Syria Appeals For More Foreign Oil Money Yet Bureaucracy Remains A Questionable Obstacle

Apr 29, 2010 at 11:23 | Fawzia Sheikh

As Syria aggressively courts foreign investors to rescue its dwindling oil and gas sector, government corruption and problems settling disputes remain sticking points for some interested international players. But experts…

Amid Push For Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia Cautiously Turns Over Green Leaf

Amid Push For Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia Cautiously Turns Over Green Leaf

Apr 12, 2010 at 19:00 | Fawzia Sheikh

The promise of green energy has intrigued the Middle East, where concern about future reserves runs deep, but Saudi Arabia's recent plan for a multibillion-dollar investment in traditional oil projects…

Another Hot Summer in the Middle East Includes Oil and Gas Masks

Another Hot Summer in the Middle East Includes Oil and Gas Masks

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Claude Salhani

Intelligence sources in the Middle East have indicated that the summer in the region could turn out to be particularly hot and they're not talking about global warming or the…

Debts and Doubts Delay Kirkuk-Cehyan Oil Pipeline Renewal

Debts and Doubts Delay Kirkuk-Cehyan Oil Pipeline Renewal

Mar 30, 2010 at 16:15 | Gareth Jenkins

The delay in the renewal of the agreement for the operation of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline has served as a reminder of the many obstacles that still have to be…

Oil for Blood in Afghanistan?

Oil for Blood in Afghanistan?

Mar 24, 2010 at 14:40 | Claude Salhani

The United States Marines are expected to do the hard work when it comes to War.  They are given the toughest jobs and the most dangerous tasks to perform and…

Libya: The Energy Player Not to Be Dismissed

Libya: The Energy Player Not to Be Dismissed

Mar 06, 2010 at 20:17 | Philip H. de Leon

On September 1, 2009, Libya lavishly celebrated the 40 years in power of its leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Once qualified as the mad dog of the Middle East by President…

Iraqi Elections Likely To Fuel Ethnic Tensions, Further Delay Access To Kirkuk's Reserves

Iraqi Elections Likely To Fuel Ethnic Tensions, Further Delay Access To Kirkuk's Reserves

Mar 05, 2010 at 00:55 | Gareth Jenkins

The elections in Iraq on March 7, 2010, are likely to serve as an important indicator of the prospects for a resolution of the long-running dispute over the administration of…

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