Energy Security

Corruption and Mismanagement Plague the Iranian Petroleum Sector

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If past record is any indication, a healthy skepticism is warranted concerning Iran’s new oil discovery in Khuzestan province.

The Growing Threat of Ecofascism

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Xenophobia and climate change are providing fertile ground for ecofascism to win new converts.

Reforming Financial Journalism in an Era of Geopolitical Flux

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Financial journalism is broken; here’s how to fix it.

Will a Hydrocarbon Discovery in the Eastern Mediterranean Bring Peace to Cyprus?

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A significant new energy discovery could give new impetus to resolving an old dispute.

Nigeria’s Winding Road to Recovery

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Will President Buhari’s economic legacy be “digital pioneer” or “purveyor of a lost decade”?

No End in Sight for South Africa’s Economic Malaise

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The latest numbers out of South Africa suggest more economic pain to come.

Fact Sheet: China-Mongolia-Russia Corridor

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An overview of the China-Mongolia-Russia corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

Mozambique: Democracy in Distress

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The peace process involving Mozambique’s rival political factions is at risk of breaking down, with development of its substantial energy resources hanging in the balance.

What Does Rosneft Have Planned for Venezuela’s PDVSA?

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There appears to be some kind of alliance between the energy giants in the works, but the extent and legal details remain murky.

Chabahar Port Update

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Years removed from an extensive renovation and inaugural shipments, what effect is Chabahar port having on regional trade flows?

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