Tag Archives: oil

China, the Commerce-First Middle Eastern Power

The standoff between the United States and Iran helps China to build out its energy and trade routes throughout the Middle East.

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In Charts: Iran

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Iran — its people, economy and its military.

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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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