Post Tagged with: "OPEC"

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy and the Failure of the Doha Oil Negotiations

The decision of Saudi Arabia to let the Doha summit fail may be considered as a stone in the mosaic of Riyadh converting its foreign policy approach.

Doha Talks: Economic Failure or Geopolitical Success?

Doha Talks: Economic Failure or Geopolitical Success?

Riyadh has pulled off a clever maneuver by not signing a deal that it negotiated and agreed to as it has politically stalled its adversaries and has been a setback to its allies.

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The Oil of Iran: Past and Present in Perspective

With vast oil and gas reserves to draw upon, Iran could transform itself into an energy superpower – yet there also remains a great deal of doubt.

Oil Prices, OPEC, and Oil Crisis: Collateral Damage in a Greater Game

Oil Prices, OPEC, and Oil Crisis: Collateral Damage in a Greater Game

With oil prices tumbling downward some are rejoicing, but by refusing to cut production OPEC has jeopardised the economy of some of its member states.

Weep for OPEC?

Representatives from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are meeting in Vienna this week and the looming threat of Copenhagen is clearly on their agenda. I wrote “threat of Copenhagen” because OPEC states are primarily devoted to selling a commodity that is a significant source of climate change.

Investment bubbles and climate politics

Investment bubbles and climate politics

If you didn’t read Matt Taibbi’s piece “The Great American Bubble Machine” from Rolling Stone, then this is a good time to check it out. The article, which argues that the investment firm Goldman Sachs has been behind a series of disastrous speculative bubbles in recent years, has received a great deal of attention.

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