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Floating Alternative to Nabucco Pipeline Moving Toward Implementation

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia on April 13, 2010, took a major step toward the implementation of a substitute energy distribution network to substitute for the US-backed Nabucco strategic gas pipeline…

Kyrgyzstan: Business, Corruption and the Manas Airbase

Dec 31, 1969 at 18:00 | John Daly

Kyrgyzstan’s mass anti-government protests last week were essentially the culmination of more than a decade of disillusionment and dissatisfaction that accumulated in the nation’s political, economic and social spheres from…

The Aftermath of the Kyrgyz Revolution - The Lesser Players

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | John Daly

(Part 2 in a three-part series) The recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan has largely been portrayed as an epic clash between U.S. and Russian interests. That said, interest in events in…

Obama's Energy Policy: A Labyrinth of Contradictions

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | Llewellyn King

When it comes to energy, there is an incoherence to President Barack Obama’s policies. This incoherence is embedded in his administration in the person of Carol Browner. She is largely…

The Truth Behind The Recent Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Apr 12, 2010 at 19:00 | John Daly

The following article is the first of three examining the recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan and its implications.  Part 2 tomorrow will deal with the regional fallout from the “Tulip Revolution…

Amid Push For Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia Cautiously Turns Over Green Leaf

Apr 12, 2010 at 19:00 | Fawzia Sheikh

The promise of green energy has intrigued the Middle East, where concern about future reserves runs deep, but Saudi Arabia's recent plan for a multibillion-dollar investment in traditional oil projects…

Another Hot Summer in the Middle East Includes Oil and Gas Masks

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Claude Salhani

Intelligence sources in the Middle East have indicated that the summer in the region could turn out to be particularly hot and they're not talking about global warming or the…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - Russia's pre-eminence in the EU Energy Market (Part 3)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

Russia’s preeminence in the EU energy market also became clear during 2009. The EU was smarting from the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war” of the previous winter when Ukraine held Europe’s heating…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The US Support for Violence in Chechenya (Part 2)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

In Spring 1997, the US capitalized on the brewing crisis between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The most significant development in the crisis took place somewhat away from the Nagorno-Karabakh front line.…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The EU's Failure (Part 1)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

The Greater Black Sea Basin (GBSB) – the region between the middle of the Adriatic Sea in the west and the middle of the Caspian Sea in the east,…

A Floating Alternative to Nabucco Undercuts Potential Disruptions to EU Energy Supplies

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

In late February 2010, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia finalized an agreement on the direct export of Azerbaijani natural gas to Romania. This has profound ramifications for halting Turkey’s ability to…

The Moscow Bombing: An Inevitable Victory for Moscow, But a Hard Struggle Ahead

Apr 04, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

The March 29, 2010, martyr-bombings in the two Moscow Metro stations served as a reminder of the escalating and evolving jihadist surge into Russia’s soft underbelly. The bombing took place…

Tension Builds in the Gulf of Guinea as Competition for Economic Resources Increases

Apr 02, 2010 at 16:39 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The strategic framework and the correlation of forces in the Gulf of Guinea — one of the most significant and growing energy resource regions of the world — is changing…

The True Causes Underlying the Moscow Metro Bombings

Mar 30, 2010 at 17:11 | John Daly

The tragic news of the 29 March twin suicide bombings of two Moscow Metro stations during the morning rush hour has produced outrage worldwide, with the Kremlin quickly adding that…

Debts and Doubts Delay Kirkuk-Cehyan Oil Pipeline Renewal

Mar 30, 2010 at 16:15 | Gareth Jenkins

The delay in the renewal of the agreement for the operation of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline has served as a reminder of the many obstacles that still have to be…

Argentina Running Out Of Options In Falklands Oil Fight

Mar 26, 2010 at 17:39 | Fawzia Sheikh

As Argentina's oil battle with the United Kingdom rages on, the only other obstacle the South American country can throw at oil companies planning to drill near the Falkland Islands…

Oil for Blood in Afghanistan?

Mar 24, 2010 at 14:40 | Claude Salhani

The United States Marines are expected to do the hard work when it comes to War.  They are given the toughest jobs and the most dangerous tasks to perform and…

Acting Nigerian President Moves Quickly Decisively to Get Country Back on Track

Mar 23, 2010 at 14:49 | Gregory R. Copley

Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has moved decisively and rapidly to unify the Government under him, dismissing — on March 17, 2010 — the entire Cabinet which had been appointed…

Is the Niger Delta Sliding Back Into Anarchy

Mar 20, 2010 at 15:58 | Editorial Dept

There had been disturbing news and reports emanating from the Niger Delta oil basin of Nigeria in recent times. On Monday March 15, 2010, a car bomb explosion was reported…

Google's Decision Highlights the Dangers of Doing Business in China

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:42 | Charles Hugh Smith

The ramifications of Google's decision to leave China are deep: China's leadership, be careful what you wish for. I have been a student of China for 40 years. Alas, no,…

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