Geopolitics

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  1. The presidential election in Venezuela traditionally has been held late in the year, but  decision about set a date in April shouldn't surprise  anyone...


  2. I really don't think the on-and-off fears of Libyan oil production further upsetting the oil supply glut are founded in any way. There's no...
      


  3. Iraq needs $100 billion in foreign investment to rebuild its economy. Part of the plan seeks to diversify the country away from oil. It's...
      


  4. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for 3½ hours as both sides try to defuse tensions between...
      


  5. Saudis will be keeping a very wary eye on protests in Bahrain to mark the 7th anniversary of the uprising (Arab Spring). While Bahrain...
      


  6. "An assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, has found that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the ‘NotPetya’...
      


  7. So now that Russia has total control of Syrian oil, what can we expect? There's not a significant amount of onshore here. I think...
      


  8. Now that he's 'freed' some business elite who cut 'settlement' deals for more money to fill royal coffers, MBS is trying to let the...
      


  9. Saudi Arabia, by the official attitude, suggested  three things in a "new accord" for Iran : 1- Cut back Tehran ability to support extremist groups...
      


  10. The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being...
      


  11. So, now we learn that Assad has been aiding the Syrian Kurds to fight the Turks ... Keeping in mind that the Kurds are...
      


  12. President Trump rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over...
      


  13. According to a post on the former Georgian leader’s official Facebook page and his spokeswoman, Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in...
      


  14. Vladimir Putin is running this year for the last time. Sure, he will win but this means he needs to start looking for a...
      


  15. Sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un delivered personal letter from Kim to South Korea's Moon inviting him to North Korea - Blue...
      


  16. Researchers say so but at the same time warn drastic changes are still needed to meet warming goals.Climate change might not be as extreme...
      


  17. This is huge, President Rouhani has ordered the Revolutionary Guard (and all other branches of the armed forces) to divest all their business assets...
      


  18. Definitely not winning this passive-aggressive war they started with Qatar. US is now supporting Doha, and while the blockade hurts, international deals are still...
      


  19. Love the way the local media is presenting what they call 'phase 2' of the Saudi smash and grab of the money and assets...
      


  20. House and Senate lawmakers urged President Trump and his top trade officials to complete negotiations of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Several members of the Senate Finance...
      


  21. The European Commission says it wants to speed up the process of inclusion of six Balkan countries as members of the European Union: Albania,...
      


  22. Prime  minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev said how  would like the negotiations (with Greece) to succeed . "We are ready for a geographical qualifier...
      


  23. ... or it may not, given that the frontrunner in the July election has softened a bit. Would be interesting to watch, though, what...
      


  24. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. might apply pressure on Venezuela by restricting the sale of oil from the South American country. The US market is...
      


  25. A home improvement contractor whose wife previously worked for the Trumps has now landed a job at the Environmental Protection Agency. Steve Kopec, whose...
      


  26. Lebanon’s Hezbollah pledged to confront any threats to the country’s “oil and gas rights” after Israeli comments urging firms not to bid on a...
      


  27. According to a Pentagon study, nearly half of U.S. military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change. We are talking about...
      


  28. The head of Libya's National Oil Company (NOC), the new 'face' of rationality (at least that is how he's being propped up by the...
      


  29. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to spend $236 million to partially excavate the decades-old nuclear site in Missouri. The proposed remedy would both...
      


  30. By the latest information Turkey plans direct military action against territory held by Kurdish militia, potentially opening a new front in Syria’s civil war....