Energy

It is sufficient to follow the money. Since big investment corporations–such as BlackRock and Capital Group–started focusing on the lithium industry, it has become clear  that the silvery-white alkali metal isn’t only a fad, but a wave of the future. ...

During my early years at school, “Oil Curse” was the term I heard repeatedly, but was incapable of comprehending exactly what this famous expression that is customarily labeled the Arab States or better to say the oil rich nations implied. ...

A surge in American solar power startups is helping to bring off grid energy to homes across Africa. As covered in a recent article in The New Yorker, things that first world countries take for granted – including refrigerators and ...
Putin , Young Diplomats, Strategy

Middle East has long been a playground for major powers, ideal for the clash of competing interests, strategies and influence. Technically speaking, over the years, it has been demonstrated that using soft power in the region does not get tangible ...

Low oil prices and a weak global economy have thrown a wrench in many countries’ plans to develop and exploit their untouched energy resources. But for Mozambique, those plans may be back on the table. On March 1, an energy ...

Summary As with many energy-exporting countries in the former Soviet Union, low global oil prices have hurt Azerbaijan, causing its economy to slow and its currency to tumble. And as oil prices continue to fall, protests are beginning to intensify. ...

Summary The two rival bureaux of Libya’s National Oil Corp., based in Tripoli and Bayda respectively, are squaring off in a dispute that threatens to derail the country’s new unity government before it even takes power. Libya’s government has been split ...

Ethiopia may be one step closer to realizing its dream of finishing construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. On Dec. 29, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed the “Khartoum document,” an agreement on the terms of moving forward with the problematic ...

Oil prices hit their lowest level since summer 2004 this week, continuing the rapid shift that began in July 2014. The global benchmark, Brent crude oil, closed trading Jan. 8 at $33.37 per barrel, closing out the lowest week of prices in more ...