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Recent Articles

The Geopolitics of the Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

Discovering new sources of energy always creates the opportunity to increase regional cooperation and increase stability and security in a given region. However, at the same time, these resources can also increase tensions. In recent years, maritime resources have been the focus of both coastal states and trans-regional powers. Numerous …

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Will renewable energy be a major part of the Saudi energy mix?

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has had a comprehensive plan to reduce the share of oil in its economy, and it is seeking to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity generation.  Saudi Arabia currently consumes about a quarter of its oil production, which is expected to remain almost …

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Challenges and opportunities at OPEC meeting

The main goal of OPEC is to coordinate and unify the oil policies of its members, and to identify the best ways to protect their interests individually and collectively. OPEC is also looking for ways to guarantee world market prices by eliminating unnecessary volatility. OPEC’s continuing viability and its impact …

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Challenges and opportunities for Aramco’s IPO

Saudi Arabia has an incredible opportunity to move away from its complete dependence on oil, but it will need to make a number of structural changes to ensure its plans are not derailed. The reality is that the Saudi economy, including the private non-oil related sector, is heavily dependent on …

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Erdogan to Visit US: Is Turkey Still a US Ally?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (November 13) will arrive in Washington to hold talks with US President Donald Trump. Erdogan is heading to Washington, where Turkey-US relations have been at a critical juncture in recent years, and the two NATO allies have sometimes adopted conflicting policies toward regional crises that …

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Iran’s Regional Electricity Hub Plan

Iran’s Regional Electricity Hub Plan

Despite its huge oil and gas reserves, Iran has been unable to play an important role in regional and international energy market. The limitations placed on its industry, the high growth of annual domestic consumption, and the general disruptions caused to oil exports have all caused consternation among policymakers, especially …

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The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations

The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations

Energy relations form one of the main pillars of Iranian-Pakistani relations. In 1990, increased domestic demand for natural gas led Pakistan to begin negotiations to export gas from Iran. India’s growing energy demand led to joint support for a 2,700-kilometer “Peace Pipeline” that would allow India and Pakistan to import …

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The Effects of U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Natural Gas Projects

The Effects of U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Natural Gas Projects

Iran holds the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. Despite this advantage, the country controls less than one percent of the world’s natural gas market. Nevertheless, Iran is the third largest gas producer and, over the past few years, has focused on increasing its share of the global …

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