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Geopolitics

U.S. Lawmakers Pass “Sanctions Bill From Hell” To Punish Russia

U.S. Lawmakers Pass “Sanctions Bill From Hell” To Punish Russia

Dec 18, 2019 at 13:12 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. Senate panel has passed a bill that is designed to punish Russia for its alleged interference in democratic processes abroad as well as "malign" actions in Syria and…

Is The Qatar Blockade Coming To An End?

Is The Qatar Blockade Coming To An End?

Dec 13, 2019 at 16:25 | Vanand Meliksetian

The Middle East’s massive energy reserves have made it the center of many key geopolitical events throughout history. The presidency of Donald Trump has transformed the power dynamics in the…

Nord Stream 2 Is “Past The Point Of No Return”

Nord Stream 2 Is “Past The Point Of No Return”

Dec 13, 2019 at 16:17 | ZeroHedge

Included in Wednesday's just passed mammoth 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — which increases the Pentagon budget by $22 billion (to a whopping $738 billion) — were long-threatened sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2…

The Decisive Battle For Libya’s Oil Has Begun

The Decisive Battle For Libya’s Oil Has Begun

Dec 13, 2019 at 09:49 | Irina Slav

General Khalifa Haftar has announced “the decisive battle and the advance on the heart of Tripoli,” after eight months of trying to take over the seat of the UN-recognized…

Diplomat Leaks Map Confirming Turkey’s Real Territorial Claims

Diplomat Leaks Map Confirming Turkey’s Real Territorial Claims

Dec 04, 2019 at 12:46 | ZeroHedge

A Turkish diplomat has revealed a map which delineates waters in the Mediterranean claimed by Turkey, amid an ongoing months-long standoff with Cyprus and Greece over Turkish oil and gas exploration…

Iraq: The Next Great Threat To Global Oil Markets

Iraq: The Next Great Threat To Global Oil Markets

Dec 03, 2019 at 17:26 | Anes Alic

The next thing that will happen in Iraq if protesters’ demands aren’t met is this: They will target oil facilities--the only thing that will force any major change, and indeed,…

The Battle For Libya’s Oil Is Heating Up

The Battle For Libya’s Oil Is Heating Up

Nov 29, 2019 at 10:21 | Julianne Geiger

The past two days have seen forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) seize and then lose a key oilfield in the south, suggesting that General Khalifa Haftar’s…

Why OPEC Should Worry About Russia’s Latest Oilfield

Why OPEC Should Worry About Russia’s Latest Oilfield

Nov 27, 2019 at 11:54 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft, has started domestic crude oil deliveries from one of the country’s biggest oilfields, the Russkoye field in the Arctic, just days before Russia and…

Washington’s Libya Pivot Could Be A Game-Changer

Washington’s Libya Pivot Could Be A Game-Changer

Nov 25, 2019 at 16:02 | ZeroHedge

Starting last April President Trump caught many in his own administration off guard when he unexpectedly thanked renegade General Khalifa Haftar for "securing Libya's oil resources" at a moment the rebel…

Aramco Fails To Bring Foreign Investors On Board

Aramco Fails To Bring Foreign Investors On Board

Nov 22, 2019 at 11:47 | Editorial Dept

Market Movers • Aramco has failed in terms of trying to bring foreign investors on board. So for now, the $26-billion Aramco IPO is very localized. That also means that…

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