Tag Archives: oil

The Saudi Paper Tiger

Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.

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Will There Be a Kurdish State?

Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.

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Russia’s Oil Reserves by the Numbers

A lucrative source of state revenue feels the squeeze.

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The State of Persian Gulf Oil Reserves

How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?

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Canadian Oil: A Fading Star

Canada may have one of the largest oil reserves in the world, but nearly all of it will not be financially accessible.

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Venezuelan Oil: Savior or Achilles Heel?

The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.

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The Destabilizing Effect of Cheap Oil

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The fall in the value of oil has far reaching knock-on effects.

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The Globalist’s Top 10 Features on Russia

Top features on Putin’s Russia.

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Oil: Anatomy of a Bubble

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Life is good — for oil consuming countries at least.

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Japan Vs. China: Oil and a Tale of Two Countries

How the oil price drop has very different effects on China and Japan.

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