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Iran Sanctions Expanding

October 2, 2007

A groundswell of opposition to Iran is pushing U.S. states to divest their pension funds from companies that do business in Iran, and behind-the-scenes political efforts by the administration are paying off with increased European support of government sanctions. Last week California became the most recent state to pass measures that would divest its retirement […]

Analysis: Yemen’s Energy Future Unclear

August 3, 2007

As Yemen reaches out to foreign companies to invest in its oil and natural gas development, the country faces an on-and-off Shiite insurgency, an ongoing al-Qaeda threat and a populace sympathetic to jihadist militants. Yemen already hosts Canadian, Chinese, U.S., Korean and French energy companies, and in April, Yemen’s Minister of Oil and Minerals Khaled […]