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Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Despite several warnings from analysts…

Geopolitics / Middle East

The Iran Momentum: Hard to Slow, Hard to Control

The Iran Momentum: Hard to Slow, Hard to Control

Jan 24, 2014 at 16:12 | Editorial Dept

Iranian officials are now beginning the suspension of production of 20% enriched uranium, under a six-month agreement that will give Iran increased access to funds held overseas (over $4 billion…

UAE to Invest $1.2bn in Kurdish Oil

UAE to Invest $1.2bn in Kurdish Oil

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:53 | Charles Kennedy

Majority state-owned UAE national oil company has announced plans to invest some $1.2 billion in the development of a key oil and gas block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.…

Winds of Change are Shifting in Arabia

Winds of Change are Shifting in Arabia

Jan 21, 2014 at 17:04 | Claude Salhani

Throughout the years of the Cold War the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the stability that kept the tumultuous Middle East in check. The kingdom counted on silent diplomacy…

Is Iraq's House Too Divided for Oil?

Is Iraq's House Too Divided for Oil?

Jan 15, 2014 at 16:53 | Daniel J. Graeber

During trading on the London stock exchange Wednesday, stock in Genel Energy took a nose dive after it announced imminent exports of Kurdish oil from Turkey. While western Iraq is…

The Volatile Middle East; Oil and Turmoil

The Volatile Middle East; Oil and Turmoil

Jan 08, 2014 at 18:11 | Claude Salhani

In recent history the Middle East has always been an area of turmoil, where wars came and went and conflicts were interrupted by long periods of stability and progress. That,…

Oil Money Supports Middle East Uprising

Oil Money Supports Middle East Uprising

Jan 03, 2014 at 17:44 | Claude Salhani

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the Mideast’s enigmatic paradoxes. It is a country made up of many contradictions, from laws touching upon social norms where the government,…

Syrian Opposition Condemns Russian Oil Deal

Syrian Opposition Condemns Russian Oil Deal

Dec 31, 2013 at 12:48 | Charles Kennedy

Syria’s opposition has condemned the signing last week of Syria’s first-ever offshore oil exploration deal, with Russia, claiming oil blocks are being swapped for weapons to attack rebel forces.

Kurds Helping Baghdad Save Face Over Oil Independence Battle

Kurds Helping Baghdad Save Face Over Oil Independence Battle

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:35 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: There is a great amount of confusion as to the recent steps the Iraqi Kurds have taken with Turkey towards oil and gas independence from the Iraqi central…

Iranian Sanctions Easing to Benefit India

Iranian Sanctions Easing to Benefit India

Dec 05, 2013 at 17:05 | John Daly

A major beneficiary of the Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 powers in Geneva over the weekend will be – India. Seizing on the potential opening of Iran’s economy…

What Lifting the Sanctions on Iran Means… to Saudi Arabia

What Lifting the Sanctions on Iran Means… to Saudi Arabia

Nov 27, 2013 at 17:34 | Claude Salhani

The long standing mistrust that exists between Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia runs deep and involves far more than diverging view in politics and religion, though those two…

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