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Geopolitics

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

Feb 21, 2019 at 14:45 | Tim Daiss

Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran's nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program and its regional hegemony overtures…

Iran To Start Navy Drills In The World’s Key Oil Chokepoint

Iran To Start Navy Drills In The World’s Key Oil Chokepoint

Feb 21, 2019 at 10:35 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As the U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have already started to mount pressure on Tehran and have halved Iranian oil exports, the Islamic Republic announced that its Navy would…

The End-Game For Libya’s Oil Crescent

The End-Game For Libya’s Oil Crescent

Feb 20, 2019 at 17:00 | Cyril Widdershoven

Libyan officials have stated that the control of the El Sharara oilfield has been handed over by LNA forces to Libyan oil security forces, the state controlled oil guards. Even…

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Feb 18, 2019 at 13:58 | Tim Daiss

Amid increasing tensions between longtime regional antagonists India and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) pledged $20 billion to Pakistan on his trip to Islamabad on…

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

Feb 18, 2019 at 10:19 | Tim Daiss

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the choice of Vietnam as the location for this month’s meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean…

Venezuelan Opposition Could Soon Take Over Citgo

Venezuelan Opposition Could Soon Take Over Citgo

Feb 12, 2019 at 14:11 | Irina Slav

The Venezuelan opposition led by Juan Guaido could soon become the owner of PDVSA’s U.S. refining business, Citgo, in what would only deepen the chaos surrounding the country’s state oil…

Russia Begins To Fear Maduro May Lose

Russia Begins To Fear Maduro May Lose

Feb 07, 2019 at 16:14 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russia—one of the key supporters of Nicolas Maduro in the Venezuelan crisis—has stood by the Venezuelan leader for years and has poured billions of U.S. dollars in the Latin American…

Trump Under Fire For Support Of Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen

Trump Under Fire For Support Of Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen

Feb 07, 2019 at 14:11 | Tim Daiss

Congress is about to give President Trump a bloody nose, at least politically, over part of his Saudi Arabia policy. On Wednesday, the panel voted to cut off U.S. support…

Venezuelan Opposition To Fund Regime Change With U.S. Oil Money

Venezuelan Opposition To Fund Regime Change With U.S. Oil Money

Feb 07, 2019 at 09:31 | Irina Slav

Venezuela’s opposition will use oil export proceeds collected in a U.S.-based fund to finance its attempts to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro, Reuters reports, citing Carlos Paparoni, a…

Geopolitical Notebook February 6th 2019

Geopolitical Notebook February 6th 2019

Feb 06, 2019 at 14:16 | Editorial Dept

Sources • Two Swiss bankers who know Couriol, the man behind the Venezuela gold scandal• One former Swiss prosecutor who works as a private investigator• Former Aramco executive

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