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From Bad, to Worse, to Worser in Iran

July 7, 2020

The world has focused over the last week on a series of explosions and  fires in Iran’s major infrastructure and weapons programs, starting with two events on June 26:  a major explosion in the Khojir missile factory near Tehran and a power plant explosion in Shiraz which plunged the city into darkness.  For more on […]

Game-Changer: Oil Trends and Geopolitics

August 31, 2015

A healthy body of policy practitioners and market analysts, and even a few scholars, have always recognized the nexus between politics, oil, and geopolitics and have developed a refined understanding of its complexities over time. Still, most analyses remained constrained to examining simple cause and effect. But, the ghastly events of September 11, 2001 exposed […]

The Strategic Impact of Israel’s Export of Natural Gas

February 28, 2013

The Sedco Express drilling rig above the Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean. In January 17, 2009, a team led by the Texas firm, Noble Energy Inc., discovered methane in a field (Tamar) now estimated to contain 275 billion cubic meters (9.7 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas—about half of what Europe consumes annually. A […]

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