Category: ‘ Foreign Policy ’

 

Iran Deal Spurs Regional Rivalries

We are already beginning to see sweeping implications stemming from the proposed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran in the Middle East and around the globe. Specifically, Iran’s regional rivals are starting to see the ten...

Iran Deal Skeptics Could Trigger Era of High Risk Premium for Oil

Last week’s announcement of the framework of a deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations sparked mixed reactions in the United States, in Iran, and in U.S. allies in the Middle East, but all agreed on the momentous nature ...

With or Without a Succession Crisis, a Host of Challenges

Saudi Arabia’s current king, Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz, is severely ill and has been hospitalized for over a week due to complications of pneumonia. As the King has reached the age of 91 and is reportedly incoherent in his speech...

Report: Current oil market dynamics work in P5+1’s favor with Iran

This morning, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released a report assessing the impact of current global oil market dynamics on Iran and the ongoing negotiations with the P5+1 over the ...

The Need-to-Know on Last Week’s OPEC Meeting

Just when the oil price slide appeared to have stalled, OPEC’s decision last Thursday to leave its production quota unchanged caused Brent Crude futures to collapse 8 percent that day, and fall from $76 on Thursday morning to ...

Low oil prices: Help or hindrance for the P5+1 and Iran?

Next Monday, November 24, is the deadline for negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and France + Germany) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The recent plunge in oil prices ha...

Where are the Barrels at Risk?

Last week, SAFE released the second Energy Security Fact Pack, which provides a comprehensive quarterly snapshot of the most important energy security trends. An overview of the Fact Pack and download link can be found here. ...

Oil Security and China’s Engagement in South Sudan

Earlier this month, China announced plans to deploy one battalion, or 700 troops, to join United Nations peacekeeping operations in the newly independent, war-torn nation of South Sudan. In its byline, the Wall Street Journal said...

The Growing Connection between Oil and Terror

This week, it was announced that Algeria's In Amenas natural gas facility, which grabbed international headlines in January 2013 when Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from Libya took hundreds hostage in a prolonged standoff resulting in...

The “Oversupply” Narrative: Behind the Headlines

Last week’s moderate price slip, in which Brent Crude oil dropped to nearly $101 a barrel (from recent highs of $113 in June), and West Texas Intermediate fell to $93 per barrel (from $105, again in June), caused a flurry of pre...
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