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

... regulatory and technological obstacles; the region may be at the forefront of the global energy revolution; Global economic and, consequently, political weight of the MENA... ... new settlements in disputed territories in Israel or new development projects in Jerusalem); Persistent political instability in the region may hinder the development... ... will consider the only reliable guarantee of ensuring their national security. 8. China: Primus Inter Pares By 2050 China is likely to be the world’s largest economy...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international situation. As the ...


Back to “Normalcy”

... resources, and that the military confrontation between NATO and Russia would expand, did not come true either. The forecasts of China’s expansion in the Arctic under the slogan of developing the “Polar Silk Road” initiative, part of the larger “One ... ... Russia’s LNG, believing that it increases Europe’s dependence on Russia and in the final analysis allegedly undercuts Europe’s energy security. Solving its own energy problems in the remote regions of the AZRF, Russia intends to site a floating nuclear ...


Africa: the Pearl of the U.S. Energy Strategy

... that foreign technology and expertise reach 23 African countries in order to provide them with 30 gigawatts of clean power generation. “Fake it till you make it” REUTERS/Stringer Dmitry Borisov: The Dragon in Djibouti: the Shifting Tides of China’s Strategy The current plummeted oil price presents a window of opportunity for the USA to build an extensive National Energy Strategy previously elaborated by the Bush administration and engage African producers in governance reforms in order to help them avoid reliance on lending from developed countries that in turn curbs their expenditures. For this reason, expansion ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... climate change which will be connected to financial support. However, determining causal links between climate change and for example a flood is a complex if not impossible... ... compensation mechanism. Destined to fail or to succeed? Anatole Boute: Green Energy in Russia: Window-dressing, Protectionism or Genuine Decarbonisation? Given the... ... national plan to the UN. This is an impressive achievement. Importantly, both the US and China – two most emitting countries in the world – have done their homework...


Energy Outlook 2035 - BP

... of shale gas. Christof Ruehl does caution that we must not see this shale sale as the US Holy Grail, as at the end the American consumers may just spend more on Chinese goods. That said it will at least act as a cap on the US huge trade deficit with China. Trouble Brewing – Do Not Boil The energy renaissance of USA from one perspective will benefit its inhabitants and wider North American security, but such gains could also become inadvertently and indirectly undermined if the knock-on effects are too severe. For instance, the Middle East relies heavily on exporting ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... for now is growing but the market is considered “slow.” As a result spot uranium prices do not impact the broad energy market like spot oil prices do. But the market remains a target of opportunity for “pump and dump” specialists,... ... interventions in its former colonies; the Central African Republic, Mali and Niger all of which contain uranium deposits. China has become the new player in the club and its presence is being felt along Africa’s Uranium Road, the meridian that ...


A Hazardous Game – The Strait of Malacca

... cannot do so all over. The Strait of Hormuz will just take the place as the next dilemma. Joseph Braml of the German Council on Foreign Relations said the basis why USA’s 5th fleet is staying in the Middle East (even though oil shale may make USA independent from the area) is because it allows the Chinese energy tap to be shut off if needed (Spiegel, 2013). So in all China will need to play its pieces in advance, but some moves may well be forced upon it. In the discussion above we have focused predominantly on the great powers play, but lesser powers will also influence the distribution of power and possible ...


Oil and Gas Markets to 2025 - LUKoil

... footing gives a lot momentum for those that believe exporting gas will damage the domestic economy via high prices. Interestingly, USA’s natural conventional gas production will actually fall steadily, which may raise worries if the unconventional gas ... ... Also, even Russia, traditionally a pipeline supplier will enter the game with about a 1/10th share by 2025. No section about energy is complete without China, which is why LUKoil highlights that the Asian dragon has the most favourable conditions to establish shale production and ...


Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... does not give it enough scope or strength. Russia's position will only likely to decrease in relative terms as China's growth will outpace the minor BRIC. The Energy Research Institute published a report this year: the Global & Russian Energy Outlook Up To 2040 - which I strongly recommend and I actually did a post on its predecessor the 2035 report. As the report outlines USA's global share is anticipated to fall from 19% to 14% by 2040, in contrast to China's rise from 14% to a huge 24%. It is worth noting that its not all gloom for Russia as this economy is anticipated to overtake all the European powers at 3% total of global GDP, but still be a bit part player overall. As this report draws ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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