Search: Russia,Saudi Arabia (49 materials)


A Chess Match for the Control of Oil

... world's general diplomatic unrest, and the current outright hostile stance of Western countries towards the Russian Federation, might still suggest that there could be some truth to this view. The Pin Attack The other theory states that Saudi Arabia is moving not against Russia, but against American shale oil and gas, which the Arab country would see as an undesirable market competitor, especially once the shale fuels will be ready to be exported consistently from the United States, if ever. Indeed, there are some elements ...


Why Are Oil Prices Falling, And Should Russia Rely on OPEC?

... Russia” in a similar way [2] , and Iran’s former oil minister Masoud Mir Kazemi believes that the USA and Saudi Arabia are also reckoning on damaging Iran. “Am I the only one who thinks this, or is it really an oil war in which the USA and Saudi Arabia are taking action against Russia and Iran?” writes the well-known American political commentator Thomas Friedman. He assumes that Saudi Arabia and the USA intend to “pump Iran and Russia to death”, in other words to “bankrupt them” [3] . “There ...


The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... J Street lobby claims that the RUNET (Russian Internet) is hosting servers for ISIS? Having already spent upwards of $3 trillion to “democratize” the Middle ... ... than ISIS because, as a political and religious institution, it has been around longer, and has long held the goal of removing Saudi Arabia as the center of world Islam. Days before that statement, in a Wall Street Journal teaser article promoting his ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... democracy,” is funded mainly by George Soros. The New York Times sourced Levy about the latest attempt by Israel and Saudi Arabia to cooperate on a casus belli project involving their common enemy, Iran. This budding activity has “mission ... ... Kochavi made "miscalculations". Bandar had sealed his fate last year during his secret visit outside Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin. He bragged that Riyadh controlled Chechen extremists in Russia, and that he would unleash them ...


FIFA, sports diplomacy and the Bout connection

... Ukraine and Syria dominating media coverage, billions of dollars are moving around to influence the outcomes in those crises. Much of that money comes from sources who have a stake in the outcome of the FIFA investigation; Qatar and their arch rival Saudi Arabia, the United States which has pivoted to a Cold War-style posturing and Russia, which western media sets up as the “bad actor” in the Ukraine situation. Add Edward Snowden and Victor Bout to the mix and Octoberfest becomes Propgandafest. Because of this what many nations and non-government actors driven by western ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... communities, including those who generally oppose each other, there is a common, unwritten rule that the best security is quiet, silent. You don’t see it, feel it or hear it. This view was confirmed recently by Sergey Ivanov, chief of staff for Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin, responding to questions from the international online media platform “RT.” France is an example and it is using nuclear diplomacy to increase its global footprint. France derives around 87 percent ...


Russia and Saudi Arabia: Untapped Reserves of Business Cooperation

... Laboratory , Zakneftegazstroy-Prometheus , Promstroygroup , Energostroy , Initial Stage Management , and Globalstroy-Engineering [2] . Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia Russian companies flocked to the KSA after the 2008 crisis, enthused by idling heaps of hard currency and their own desire to turn a profit fast. In 2009-2011, more than 15 Russian firms that tried to launch operations in Saudi Arabia encountered setbacks....


Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

... position it will further slow down the pace of Putin’s gambit with Syria. Oil and natural gas politics complicate a peaceful transition Running in the background of all this is economic warfare, particularly the desire in Washington, Quatar and Saudi Arabia to reduce Russia’s footprint in the lucrative global liquid natural gas (LNG) market and oil markets . An article in the well-respected Christian Science Monitor on Saturday echoed the propaganda drumbeat, raising the question of whether “anybody can ...


Who Governs Global Oil Prices?

... USA shale oil boom was due to Saudi Arabia/OPEC pricing policy, as it was more to do with speculation, but still, as prices increased to all time highs US local producers decided to jump on the bandwagon. I doubt that the US will be able to overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as some reports argue by 2017-2020, but potentially we could see this giant becoming a physical superpower, as well as being a virtual one, as the next paragraph will discuss. USA, as the centre of virtual paper market influences prices substantially,...


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