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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 and the ...

21.10.2019

Russia Wants to Modernize — Not Militarize — the Arctic

... 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 to ...

29.01.2019

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

... sanctions pressure on Russia. In 2014, the US and the European Union (EU) introduced restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, which are actively associated with a notion of sanctions in the foreign doctrine [ 1 ]. Ivan Panichkin: Arctic Oil and Gas Resource Development: Current Situation and Prospects? However, it should be noted that the prevailing point of view in the Russian legal doctrine is that the notions of sanctions and unilateral restrictive measures should not be confused. The term ...

15.10.2018

South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

The Specifics and Challenges of LNG Trade in the Region The fight for energy flows in South Asia has intensified to such a degree of late that it can be compared with the competition in the European market. Just like in Europe, gas contracts in the region reflect the strategic visions of the key geopolitical and regional players with regard to Southeast Asia’s development prospects. The Persian Gulf countries have historically been the main suppliers of energy resources to ...

17.07.2018

The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

Who Will Benefit from the Construction of the Pipeline, and Who Will Not News about the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can be heard almost every day, like reports from the front lines. In reality, the project is one of the primary areas in Russia’s fight against the United States. Washington has been critical of major Russian infrastructure projects in ...

02.07.2018

Trio in Tehran

... additional sources of income as a transit country. Moreover, Armenia as the main rival of Azerbaijan pretends to play a similar role, though with obviously less success. Perhaps the main innovation of the trilateral negotiations was the project to create a gas corridor from Russia to Iran through the territory of Azerbaijan. It is difficult to call this result a breakthrough, but the successful implementation of the new project combined with the launch of the North-South transportation corridor might increase ...

17.11.2017

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

... 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 also ...

06.11.2017

Viktor Katona's Lecture “Not only Oil: The Hydrocarbon Market in the Era of Change”

... the hydrocarbon market, which stands among the most important topics of contemporary economic discourse, with a focus on Russia’s position and development. On June 26, 2017 Viktor Katona , Oil Supply Specialist at the largest Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group and Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) expert, held a lecture titled “Not Only Oil: The Hydrocarbon Market in the Era of Change” at the Library on Argunovskaya. V. Katona discussed the hydrocarbon market, which stands ...

30.06.2017

Will the Pearl Reveal Itself: What is in Store for the Iranian Oil & Gas Industry?

... biggest refineries being the buyers (before, these refineries relied on Russian crude). Poland did not rule out the possibility of striking a long-term oil deal with Iran. In February 2017, news broke about Iranian crude sale to Belarus. Despite its huge gas reserves, Iran has never been a major gas exporter. Iran’s gas industry is primarily focused on the ever-growing local market. The gas is also essential for oil production, as 17% of the produced natural gas is pumped into the oilfields in order ...

03.05.2017

Sanctions vs. Cheap Oil: What is More Dreadful for Russia’s Fuel & Energy Complex?

The new sanctions might become a significant problem for Russia’s energy projects New sanctions will be most severe in terms of the Russian economy and its oil and gas sector in particular. Russia-U.S. relations remain one of the key foreign policy issues. Events in Ukraine and Syria draw the attention of the international community from time to time, but they tend to be perceived as factors that impact the relations ...

26.04.2017
 

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