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Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic and Beyond: Can a Region Dominated by Oil and Gas Contribute to Russia’s Paris Agreement Targets?

... meet its Paris Agreement targets does not center on Arctic solutions. The Russian Arctic at this time is a region dominated by resource extraction projects, which is unlikely to change as climate change allows for greater accessibility to the wealth of oil and gas reserves that lay beneath the ice. Russia instead intends to focus its efforts on carbon sinks, such as the vast forests of Siberia, to reach its Paris targets. This solution is not unique to Russia; Canada also intends to utilize its large landmass and low population density to embrace ...


Russia, Iraq Face OPEC+ Cuts, Look to New Deals

... absorbed Bashneft in 2016 and thus strengthened its position, participates in the development of blocks 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13, as well as in the Block 12 project. At the same time, some companies plan to expand their activities in Iraq, and a number of other Russian oil and gas companies are interested in starting such work. The total investment of Russian companies in Iraq exceeds $13 billion. Iraq itself continues to be subject to the dynamics of the US confrontation with Iran, and it remains unclear if the upcoming ...


Russia Doubles Down on Iraq Despite COVID-19

... 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, “Iraqi offices and branches ...


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

... ambiguity in positions between captains of the Russian oil business and the Kremlin. Andrey Kortunov: Why the G20 Won’t Save the World Rosneft, Russia’s primary state-run oil company, has long lobbied for Russia to pull out of the deal, and Lukoil, Russia’s major private oil company, has been counting its losses. “OPEC+ has definitely made its own contribution to the overall balancing of the [oil] market through [agreements on] production cuts," Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said in a recent ...


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 ...


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

... Russia’s potential. They can refer to successful experience of large-scale oil and gas projects in the region performed by Russian business, participation of Russia in the development of regional infrastructure, coordination of pricing approaches in global oil markets, and many other examples of Russian-MENA cooperation that go beyond traditional security. Nevertheless, the experts who do not belong to the category of professional haters and detractors of Russian foreign policy deserve some attention. Let us recall that the popularity of the ...


Russia Wants to Modernize — Not Militarize — the Arctic

... all while counterbalancing the aspirations of the United States and NATO. Western journalists regularly accuse Russia of militarizing the Arctic. In reality, Russia’s 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 ...


Sanctions Activity of the US and the EU in Regard to Russia: Consequences for Arctic Projects

... нефтегазовых ресурсов Арктики. Текущее состояние и перспективы // Сайт Российского совета по международным делам (РСМД). URL: 19. Разработка морских нефтегазовых ресурсов Арктики: ридер РСМД // Сайт Российского совета по международным делам. URL: ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... Yemen. It is the modern “Cold War” of the Middle-East. One of the reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in none favour to go into a confrontation in Syria or the Middle-East. As a result, the Saudis had started to view the Russian role in the Middle-East as stability guaranteer. The Saudis ...


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