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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Uncertainty Spikes Following Iraqi Elections

Uncertainty Spikes Following Iraqi Elections

May 17, 2018 at 10:59 | Matt Smith

Iraq’s election on May 12 has upended the political landscape in the country. The incumbent Prime Minister, Haidar Al Abadi, lost the election as voters favored Iraqi nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr,…

Could This Be The Next Proxy War In The Middle East?

Could This Be The Next Proxy War In The Middle East?

May 15, 2018 at 13:53 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As if heightened tensions in Syria and Yemen and increased divisions in the U.S-Iran and Iran-Israel relations were not enough, a surprise—albeit still preliminary—election result in OPEC’s second-largest producer Iraq…

Houthi Rebels Fire Missile At Aramco Facility

Houthi Rebels Fire Missile At Aramco Facility

May 14, 2018 at 13:41 | Julianne Geiger

Armed Yemeni Houthis launched yet another ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company, Saudi Aramco on Monday, according to Houthi TV station al-Masirah tv. No damage has yet…

Saudi Arabia's Needs Have Become Iran's Problems

Saudi Arabia's Needs Have Become Iran's Problems

May 08, 2018 at 11:01 | ZeroHedge

While Israel has been the barking dog pushing hostilities against Iran, it is the Saudis that are truly most threatened by Iran’s return to the global economy. They are as…

Banking Giants To Choose Sides In Saudi-Qatar Rift

Banking Giants To Choose Sides In Saudi-Qatar Rift

May 04, 2018 at 16:36 | Safehaven.com

Big international banks were eager to jump in on Qatar’s first bond sale in two years—but their eagerness was throttled by a Gulf feud now making them choose sides wherever…

A Geopolitical Red Herring For Oil Markets

A Geopolitical Red Herring For Oil Markets

Apr 25, 2018 at 17:35 | Nick Cunningham

A Trump-Macron bromance briefly brought the oil price rally to a halt on Tuesday. The two leaders hugged and kissed quite a bit during the French President’s visit to Washington,…

Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

Apr 18, 2018 at 11:49 | Tim Daiss

The phrase “becoming all things to all people,” might also apply to modern-day Saudi Arabia. The world’s largest oil exporter, defacto OPEC leader and the third largest oil producer finds…

U.S. Considers Economic Warfare Against Iran

U.S. Considers Economic Warfare Against Iran

Apr 12, 2018 at 17:33 | Nick Cunningham

Iran’s currency recently hit an all-time low, and economic uncertainty looks likely to test the country’s political establishment. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has already been dealing with a restless population,…

Iran Threatens To Restart Nuclear Enrichment Program

Iran Threatens To Restart Nuclear Enrichment Program

Apr 11, 2018 at 13:49 | ZeroHedge

Iran is threatening to restart its controversial nuclear enrichment program, as the head of the Islamic Republic's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) revealed on Sunday that they have maintained the ability…

Tax Income Earned ISIS Much More Than Oil Smuggling

Tax Income Earned ISIS Much More Than Oil Smuggling

Apr 06, 2018 at 10:57 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Contrary to what has been assumed so far, black market oil sales were not the only and not even the largest revenue stream for ISIS, an investigation of The…

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