Energy

The energy security dilemma facing Europe is likely to worsen as the effects of climate change materialise in the Arctic Circle. The balancing act between securing consistent and reliable supplies of energy while limiting Europe’s Russian gas dependency will only ...

Last October, Ecuadorian President LenÍn Moreno had a first-hand experience of the social trouble resulting from change in energy policies. To respect the IMF’s structural adjustment plan in order to obtain another loan, Moreno decided to scrap the country’s fuel ...

Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration with other countries. Turkey, which announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and ...

This October, Turkey’s first ever drilling vessel was dispatched 60 nautical miles off Antalya. The main purpose of the expedition was to look for potential hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. While giving an official statement, Turkish energy minister Fatih ...

Qatar will be leaving the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in early 2019. The minister of energy Saad Sherida al Kaabi, declared that Doha has been working on plans to increase their gas production, in contrast to OPEC’s ...

This article draws a comparison between the Chinese military and war capabilities and the U.S ones. However, this article isn’t a simple comparison you can find on internet. It will provide you information and tools to understand what factors are ...

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 ...