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Shadow Governance Intel

Contributor since: 23 May 2017

Shadow Governance Intel

Shadow Governance Intel (www.shadowgovintel.com), the analytical arm of West Sands Advisory Limited, conducts in-depth research on power players and power plays that challenge the transparency of emerging markets. West Sands Advisory Limited (www.westsandsadvisory.com) is a UK-based business intelligence firm that leverages local source networks and in-country associates throughout the world to help our clients create opportunities, and reduce reputational risk.

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    In recent months, the government of Tanzania has tightened its control over its natural resources – and the mining sector in particular – through a…

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  • Nigeria To Play A Major Role In Turkey’s Energy Sector

    Published 29 July 2017 | viewed 9,714 times

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  • Are The Arab Nations On The Brink Of War - An Interview With Shadow Governance

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  • Turkey's Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Chip

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    Turkey is a vulnerable actor when it comes to energy supply. Its primary energy source is natural gas, 98 percent of which is exported. The…

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    Published 28 June 2017 | viewed 10,228 times

    Despite having a more diversified economy than its Gulf neighbours, oil and gas revenues only account for 11 percent of Iran’s GDP. Its oil &…

  • Once Again, Tensions Are Rising In Nigeria’s Oil Sector

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    On 2nd May 2017, Nigeria’s House of Representatives rejected a motion requesting that the House compel international oil companies (IOCs) to relocate their headquarters to…

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    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 9,705 times

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    Romania’s energy sector is characterised by the influence that the state continues to exert. Despite initiating several privatisation processes following the collapse of the Soviet…

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