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Russia Doubles Down on Iraq Despite COVID-19

... plot a course for bilateral relations, though the process is being complicated by Iraq’s precarious political situation and the global coronavirus crisis Russia’s key business interests in Iraq lie in the energy sector and hinge on the global oil and gas market, and Russian oil giants are continuing to operate on the ground despite the novel coronavirus and volatile international oil prices. Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov said in a recent interview with the Interfax news agency,...

28.04.2020

Can Russia, Saudi Arabia Strike New OPEC+ Deal with US Help?

As the OPEC+ deal has expired, Russia and Saudi Arabia remain at odds, though the United States offered encouraging words that production cuts might be negotiated The Russian-Saudi feud over oil production has destabilized the market even as the industry faces anemic demand and the potential for a legion of layoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic. On the heels of plummeting prices, the market rallied April 2 after US President Donald ...

03.04.2020

A New Oil Campaign in Iraq

Russian Oil Companies Return to post-Saddam Iraq Russian energy companies in Iraq have maintained their presence in the country regardless of the political forces in power, working within the current domestic political situation. Prior to the Syrian campaign ...

26.11.2019

INDIA. The New Pivotal Role in Asia and Europe

The New Pivotal Role in Asia and Europe: Oil & Gas Likewise Industries, Energy, New Military Endeavors and Defence Strategies for New Delhi: by introducing integrated battle groups (IBGs), energy weapons, artificial intelligence, robotics and micro-satellite technologies to secure its borders,...

25.11.2019

World Petroleum Council

The Most Relevant and Significant International Council of OIL was organized in Romania Bucharest, 20 – 23 October, 2019Source: Incisiv national    New International OIL & Gas and Energy Markets New rules, arrangements, players, strategies and alliances New policies and regulations for Energy Security as ...

05.11.2019

The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... its efficiency, and ensuring stable and diversified grain imports on acceptable terms. By 2025, a number of countries in the region (Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey) will have increased their share in the world fruit and vegetable markets. The oil-rich Gulf countries continue to invest in food sectors abroad (including countries such as Argentina, Australia, and Canada), thereby helping to stabilize global food markets. 2. Oil Still Matters – But Decarbonization Is Unstoppable Irina Zviagelskaya,...

23.10.2019

Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria

... № 48/2019 This working paper was prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council as part of the RIAC’s project on «Conflicts in the Middle East: Tools and Strategies for Settlement». This paper is devoted to analyzing the situation in the oil and gas market in Iraq and Syria, as well as the energy policy of Russia in the Arab Mashreq region. The authors also analyze Iraq’s oil prospects in the post-war period under sanctions against Iran. Special attention is paid to the Kurdish factor ...

21.10.2019

Yemen: Federalization as an Alternative to War

... from Abyan, and the loyalty of the local tribes is unquestionable. Shabwah is not interested in the secession of the South, since its economy is oriented towards the “northern” Marib Governorate, as it hopes to receive dividends from the transit of oil and gas. The Hadhramaut and Al Mahrah governorates are taking a “wait-and-see” attitude; however, the local elites are reportedly displeased with the claims of the United Arab Emirates and its proxies to dominance. Al Mahrah has rather strong ...

04.10.2019

Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality

After US decision to withdraw from JCPOA and to reintroduce sanctions, Iran’s oil sector feels more pressure and uncertainty Almost four years ago, after years of difficult negotiations, the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed. Many viewed it as a diplomatic triumph, which ...

08.07.2019

Russia Wants to Modernize — Not Militarize — the Arctic

... only real military presence here is in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. These ports are Russia’s only access point to the world’s ocean. Strategically, there are no other viable options. Developing the Arctic economically through new shipping routes or oil and gas projects is made all the more difficult by the harsh climate, the poor existing infrastructure and the Arctic’s vast expanses. Today, there is no success story that Russia might use as a template to follow. Time and money are the only answers ...

29.01.2019
 

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