Geopolitics

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  1. A confidential report allegedly leaked to Western media says malware targeted Aramco's computer systems designed to prevent a disaster at an industrial facility. Not...
      


  2. Apparently, the US has been fighting the war in Yemen for the Saudis in a very serious way. Pentagon now reveals that US forces...
      


  3. The US Senate has approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. Republicans say the tax cuts for...
      


  4. The North Korea saga has definitely been stepped up a few notches to the point that I'm hoping isn't one of no return, however...
      


  5. Those of us who watch geopolitics might be surprised to hear that a new Pew Research Center poll shows that Turkish leader Erdogan is the...
      


  6. There is no stability in Libya, so talking heads and oil traders worried about Libya undermining the OPEC deal can relax. This power struggle...
      


  7. South Sudan is considering an OPEC membership, and is planning to double its oil production in the next year.  What are its challenges going forward?...
      


  8. Russia's state-run Rosneft throwing up another legal challenge to EU sanctions ... arguing that it's all politicized and entirely baseless.  https://www.ft.com/content/3702c408-fd7a-3ead-9250-50e933843888
      


  9. Does anyone really believe in story about protecting the Earth from climate change? Especially when countries, which are most responsible for this situation are...


  10. Nigerian oil minister is saying the country lost over $20 billion in 20 years to foreign oil companies not holding up their commitments to...
      


  11. This is rich, even for Saudi Arabia: Looks like they're now brining on consultants to set up an "entity" to handle all the money...
      


  12. Iraqis will be swapping 60,000 of their 'new' Kirkuk oil with Iran--in return for Iranian crude for one year ... wonder how the Iraqi...
      


  13. Who's getting all of Iran's crude? According to Iranian figures, Asia is getting 60% and Europe is getting 40%. China was the biggest buyer, taking...
      


  14. oh come ooooon. Classic geopolitics lesson for dummies http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Stocks-fall-shekel-weakens-amid-Trumps-Jerusalem-announcement-517243
      


  15. Great story this week from OP about how Iran skirted sanctions with help from Turkey:  https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Irans-Elaborate-Sanction-Skirting-Scheme.html The [Turkish] national company bought Iranian gas, deposited the money...
      


  16. What does it mean for Rosneft that it's had to borrow record amounts on its domestic bond market this year to fund oil?   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Rosneft-Takes-On-Record-Debt-As-US-Sanctions-Weigh.html    
      


  17. "East Timor, one of the world's poorest countries, could still be an economic success story despite reports its main oil and gas fields will...
      


  18. Talk now is that Iran and Iraq are working to set a start to start oil exports from Kirkuk. They'll have to transport by...
      


  19. I am growing increasingly skeptical of geopolitical analysts who are driving a narrative of "strategy" when it comes to North Korea's actions and specifically...


  20. So Libya's got $20 billion in oil and gas projects for investment over the next three years, and is hoping to lure in foreign...
      


  21. Russia has now officially started up its massive $27-billion Arctic LNG project. Production started today, and first exports should be by week's end. Novatek...
      


  22. World Bank had made an estimate about global GDP growth during period 2017 - 2019. And, of course big countries will have a biggest...


  23. any truth in this? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/business/tax-bill-offers-last-minute-breaks-for-developers-banks-and-oil-industry.html


  24. Is anyone else concerned that Eric Prince (aka Blackwater) is gunning for a major contract in Libya as the saviors of refugees reportedly being...
      


  25. South Sudan now says it's aiming to produce 350,000 barrels per day and is toying with joining OPEC.  It's only producing 135,000 bpd right...
      


  26. This is classic Prince--and I don't mean the singer formerly known as; rather, the company formerly known as .. Blackwater. Prince is apparently trying...


  27. After so many stories of NIger Delta militant groups shutting down wells and blowing up pipelines, the public gets a bit numb to more...


  28. So, have the Kurds definitively lost Kirkuk to the Iraqis? I've read now that Iraq wants to build a new pipeline to transport oil...