Tag Archives: oil

Russia: Energy Resources and Corruption Perception

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

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How China Gets Sucked Into the Middle East

While shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East, it is still struggling to be perceived as a big regional player.

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Iran Protests: The Oil and Gas Dimension

Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.

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Emissions Control and Electric Cars in 2020

The short-term prospects for electrification of light passenger vehicles globally are still small.

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Electric Cars in 2025 and 2040: New Policies

With minimal policy intervention, electrification of cars is likely to remain too slow for the world’s climate action needs.

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Electric Cars: How Many Today Worldwide?

Electrification has been slow to convert the passenger automobile market, despite recent leaps.

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Electric Cars in 2040: Sustainable Development

Are we on course to electrify enough cars to meet climate change mitigation targets?

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Museveni: The New Number 3 Post-Mugabe

Two 1980s coup leaders move up the African strongman rankings with the removal of Mugabe from power.

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The World’s Longest-Ruling Strongman

After Mugabe’s exit, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang remains unchallenged for the title of the world’s longest ruling dictator.

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When the Saudis Need Cash

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to sell shares in state-owned oil giant Aramco to fund the grandiose reinvention of Saudi Arabia.

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