Tag Archives: oil

The Endless Gyrations of the US in the Middle East

Why the U.S. must fundamentally change its Middle East policy from false friendships to hard containment.

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Putin (Clumsily) Seeks to Exploit Gulf Tensions

Putin still has much to learn to make the most of the opportunities that arise from the United States’ strategic shifts and tactical fumbles.

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China: Standing Up to US on Iran

Chinese purchases of Iranian oil raise tantalizing questions.

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US Vs. Iran: The Gulf of Tonkin Precedent

Are the warmongers in the U.S. faking attacks from supposed Iranian sources? The lessons of the Vietnam War provide a clear warning.

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Iran etc.: Launch Sanctions and You Trigger Corruption

New U.S. Treasury investigation spotlights Russians, Syrians and Iranians.

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The Need for a U.S. Policy Pivot Towards Iran

How the United States can once again become a Middle East power broker

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Can the US Make the Iran Sanctions Stick?

China’s refusal to cut back on Iranian oil purchases opens up another frontline with the U.S.

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US Spurring Instability in the Middle East

Multiple Middle Eastern disputes are threatening to spill out of control. This is largely due to the changed role of the United States.

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Bad News from the Global Oil Market

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Trump’s tweet-based badgering of the Saudis to increase production will not ease pressures resting on the global oil market. High time to do a reality check.

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Russia: Energy Resources and Corruption Perception

Russia has abundant natural resources, but is also highly dependent on them.

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