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Regional security and energy are the main axes of Iran-Oman relations

Without the lifting of sanctions and a fundamental change in Iran’s foreign policy, it won’t be easy to resolve tensions in the region and increase the level of political and economic relations with neighbors. Regionalism and the development of Iran’s relations with Russia and China are among the presidency’s priorities in …

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China, India and Turkey to siphon more Russian oil ahead of EU ban

NESREEN BAKHEIT and RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writers June 9, 2022 15:05 JST DUBAI/TOKYO — China and India are continuing to increase imports of Russian oil in a dramatic reshaping of global trade in energy, according to the latest industry data. But the ability of Asia to absorb more production …

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Iran Cannot Develop its Oil Sector Without Sanctions Relief

Iran can neither increase its oil and natural gas production capacity, nor attract the necessary foreign capital and technology for their expansion, without the lifting of sanctions. Thanks to a combination of Western animosity and Iran’s regional foreign policy, the country’s energy industry has faced ever more onerous sanctions in …

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Cheaper Russian oil is the scourge of cheap Iranian oil

Iran’s oil sales have risen under the Biden administration, but if the Ukraine crisis and Iran’s current policy in the nuclear talks continue, the US could tighten conditions for selling Iranian oil. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global oil trade and has given Iran the opportunity to increase exports to China, …

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How the Arash-Dorra Gas Field Could Improve Saudi-Iran Ties

Energy diplomacy and national interest suggest a good opportunity for Iran and Saudi Arabia, each within the framework of its own national interests, to jointly extract oil and gas from this field. Over the past two decades, Iran’s Ministry of Oil had made increasing the production capacity of oil and …

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The Geopolitics of Iran-Qatar Electricity Grid Connection

In light of Iran and Qatar’s recent electricity grid connection, Iran should seek to expand its energy diplomacy and utilize its electricity sector to strengthen economic cooperation and regional security in the Middle East. Last February, during Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi’s visit to Qatar, the two countries agreed to connect …

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How Algeria is emerging as Europe’s energy partner of choice

Analysis: Algeria has emerged as a strong contender to help Europe end its dependence on Russian energy. But can the North African country meet its growing demand? The Ukraine war has strengthened Europe’s resolve to reduce its dependence on Russian energy resources. As a result, the position of energy-rich countries in North Africa, especially …

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Iran’s second nuclear power plant: A dream or a reality?

Development of electricity generation capacities in nuclear power plants is a goal of Ebrahim Raisi, and the Darkhovin site is one, in this regard, to be able to compensate for Iran’s electricity shortage. Despite its vast oil and gas resources, Iran has not been able to play a significant role in the …

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US Energy Diplomacy in Light of the War in Ukraine

One month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it has become clear that the war in Ukraine is changing global energy geopolitics. To understand the role of energy in the US response to the Ukraine Crisis, Adam Hoffman and Dr. Rebecca Molloy of Wikistrat interviewed Dr. Umud Shokri, who is …

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