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How The Saudi Rift With Egypt Is Spiraling Out Of Control

How The Saudi Rift With Egypt Is Spiraling Out Of Control

Jan 24, 2017 at 11:31 | Gregory R. Copley

Saudi Arabia’s rift with Egypt is spiraling out of control, with major strategic ramifications for both countries, as well as for the Yemen conflict and other Red Sea security challenges.…

Iran And Turkey Court The KRG For Oil

Iran And Turkey Court The KRG For Oil

May 30, 2016 at 16:09 | Tugce Varol

Two years ago, while Kurdish oil was flowing to Turkey’s port of Ceyhan, Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed a natural gas-for-oil agreement that included…

Did The Saudis Exaggerate Their U.S. Treasury Holdings?

Did The Saudis Exaggerate Their U.S. Treasury Holdings?

May 17, 2016 at 09:49 | ZeroHedge

In the aftermath of Saudi Arabia's explicit threat to sell off U.S. Treasuries (of which according to the NYT it had some $750 billion) should the…

Turkey, At Energy Crossroads, Sliding Towards Authoritarianism

Turkey, At Energy Crossroads, Sliding Towards Authoritarianism

May 09, 2016 at 16:27 | Irina Slav

Last week’s resignation of Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu has marked one more stepping stone in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s path to authoritarian rule. Erdogan has…

Struggle For Libya’s Oil Wealth Reaches Climax

Struggle For Libya’s Oil Wealth Reaches Climax

Apr 08, 2016 at 16:28 | Moutaz Ali

TRIPOLI—The battle for control over Libya is the battle to control Libya’s oil wealth, and it reached its climax on 7 April when the National Oil…

How Far Will The U.S. Go If Turkey Invades Syria?

How Far Will The U.S. Go If Turkey Invades Syria?

Feb 16, 2016 at 16:48 | Gregory R. Copley

The Government of Turkey has now put itself in a position whereby it must act rapidly and precipitously to avoid moving to an ultimately losing strategic…

Israeli Minister Stirs Pot With Call For Independent Kurdish Nation

Israeli Minister Stirs Pot With Call For Independent Kurdish Nation

Jan 28, 2016 at 15:34 | Julianne Geiger

In an unexpected geopolitical twist to a new phase of Turkish-Israeli relations, Israel has called for an independent Kurdish nation, which can only be based on…

How Terrorist Groups Benefit from Low Oil Prices

How Terrorist Groups Benefit from Low Oil Prices

Jan 20, 2016 at 16:58 | Julianne Geiger

Terrorists have struck in the heart of Indonesia; the uber violent Boko Haram is rampaging across Nigeria; and ISIS is … everywhere. While the knee-jerk reaction is to ask how…

Does The U.S. Have A Middle East Strategy Going Forward?

Does The U.S. Have A Middle East Strategy Going Forward?

Jan 12, 2016 at 16:14 | Gregory R. Copley

Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer…

Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet, But To Whom?

Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet, But To Whom?

Jan 06, 2016 at 16:48 | Gregory R. Copley

Saudi Arabia’s Sudeiri-line leadership of the House of Sa’ud began 2016 with a major push to save its position and control of the Kingdom. It was…

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