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Recent Articles

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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Why Gulf States Can (or Cannot) Replace Russian Oil and Gas

Given Europe’s need for Russian natural gas and the lack of easily available alternatives for Russia’s energy resources in the European market in the short term, solutions to political disagreements between Europe and the Middle East are more vital now than ever. Energy flows—imports and exports—constitute a major element of …

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Iran has a long way to go to export natural gas to Europe

The energy crisis in Europe, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have highlighted the importance of diversifying energy resources. Europe’s over-reliance on Russian energy resources and Russia’s use of energy weapons to further exploit the geopolitical dimension led to the issue of finding an alternative to Russian energy sources, after the sanctions imposed on Russia …

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The economic and moral challenges of replacing Russian oil

When President Joe Biden announced a U.S. ban on Russian oil and other energy imports last week, he called the sanction a “powerful blow to Putin’s war machine” currently invading Ukraine.  But the move means Washington must find alternative sources of crude elsewhere, and its search for new supplies, from …

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