Geopolitics

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  1. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  2. President Trump has tweeted the following: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.”...
      


  3. Senior official from the U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM told local media that Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s...
      


  4. One take on oil prices is that oil bulls are loving Trump's foreign policy because it promises to keep all things geopolitical in the...
      


  5. What happened with the scandal over Qatar earlier this year, also happened to Lebanon's PM, Hariri, and it's all about Iran. Hariri is back...
      


  6. South Korea is investigating a second vessel it suspects of illegally transferring oil for shipping to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, maritime...
      


  7. Shut the internet please President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to note the record-breaking cold weather currently slamming much of the eastern U.S. “In the East, it...
      


  8. No one's been paying too much attention to Syria since the media has decided it's no longer interesting, but we may have missed that...
      


  9. South Korea apparently seized a ship illegally transferring oil to North Korea, and it was a Hong Kong-registered ship ... 
      


  10. The Sierra Club is running a Facebook advertising campaign to oppose Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s nominee for a top environmental policy position. The nation’s largest green...
      


  11. Opening a co-operation in this field raises the question of the economic reactions coming from Iran to India. Iran and India have worked hard...
      


  12. Financial risk, poverty and pollution are China's biggest enemies at this moment. With all wealth this country owns, China's debt now stands at roughly...
      


  13. Turkey has put Qatar in the corner effectively saying Qatar's regime is a puppet of Turkey. Qatar's regime has three options: concede to Turkey...
      


  14. China didn't export any oil products to North Korea in November, customs data say. And all this time Washington has been insisting they do...
      


  15. 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...
      


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


  17. 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...
      


  18. 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...
      


  19. 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...
      


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


  21. 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?...
      


  22. 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
      


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


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


  25. 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...
      


  26. 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...
      


  27. 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...
      


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


  29. 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...
      


  30. 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