Geopolitics

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  1. The new acting director of the National Park Service is a former parks official who was reprimanded 12 years ago for pressuring employees to...
      


  2. Records are made to be broken, but 2016 will get to keep its crown of hottest year on record. NASA scientists are finished analyzing...
      


  3. SO, Riyadh will start issuing tourist visas soon and has lots of plans for turning islands into resorts. Would you go?
      


  4. California's attorney general is suing the Trump administration for rolling back a fracking rule that he says is designed to protect public health and...
      


  5. IMF has just released a very upbeat World Economic Outlook but has warned recession can hit sooner than many expect.  "The next recession may be closer...
      


  6. China are in expansion in all fields. By the official data, China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2017. This fact are important if we know...
      


  7. In a hit to the Trump administration, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that cases litigating the Clean Water Act should be heard by federal district...
      


  8. Every day I find it astonishing that Yemen is of virtually no interest to anyone, including the markets. When one of these ballistic missiles...
      


  9. The world's biggest cobalt producer is a very unstable place at the moment and the situation will likely continue deteriorating just as demand for...
      


  10. Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said it planned to launch attacks on the country’s oil sector in the next few days.“This round of...
      


  11. Jack Gerard, the head of the main lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, announced he is stepping down in August.  In a...
      


  12. Toyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency. The decision comes more than a month after EPA...
      


  13. Anyone watching the spreading protests in Iran? This could spiral dangerously. They started out protesting rising prices but now it's turning into a general...
      


  14. More fun in Libya: Two militias battling it out in the capital, at a main airport today--20 people reported killed. And the kicker: Both...
      


  15. Iraq’s parliament voted to ban Kurdish engineering firm Kar Group from operating Kirkuk’s oil fields, following Iraq’s recapture of the Kurdish-held oil region in October. The...
      


  16. Iran--or at least the spokesman of its nuclear energy agency--is apparently ready to respond in-kind if Trump decides to reimpose US sanctions on Tehran by...
      


  17. Vision 2030, the Aramco IPO, the purge of business elite ... things are happening fast right now in Saudi Arabia because rumor has it...
      


  18. Just saw a Libyan news report saying Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, is going to run for president ... So even if General Haftar isn't...
      


  19. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  20. Transparency Int'l published list of most corrupt countries... 1. North Korea 2. Somalia 3. South Sudan 11. Iraq 23. Zimbabwe 44. Nigeria 46. Iran 46. Russia 98. China 98. India 102. Turkey 113.South Africa 115. Saudi Arabia 117....
      


  21. A series of mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has...
      


  22. Good for a laugh, this one:  Recorded drunk outside a strip club, Netanyahu's son apparently talks about the gas deals Israeli closed, prostitutes and hits...
      


  23. President Donald Trump said that he actually cares about the environment and that his only misgivings about the Paris Agreement are that it treated...


  24. Days after announcing a formal decree launching the country’s asset-based cryptocurrency, the Petro, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiring miners across the country to...
      


  25. The latest non-news that everybody suspected but was never confirmed has just been confirmed. I wonder how this would sit with the rest of...
      


  26. I've been sort of mapping out Europe's energy policy and options for less dependence on Russia and while most of the countries' situations and stances...
      


  27. North Korea has said yes to talks with South Korea after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone a joint drill. I can't help but...
      


  28. Just one day after U.S. president accused Pakistan and government in Islamabad for support terrorist, Pakistan's Central Bank announced how will be replacing dollar...
      


  29. U.S. delegation met with Iraqi Oil Minister al-Luaibi to discuss getting involved in Iraq's energy sector. Iraq's oil ministry says the US is keen on strengthening ties...


  30. 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...