Energy

Why Stay in the Middle East?

 Why Stay in the Middle East?

Leon Hadar

March 27, 2013

*Leon Hadar, senior analyst at Wikistrat, a geostrategic consulting group, is the author of Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East.

Bashing the critics of their foreign-policy agenda as “isolationists” has become the last refuge of military interventionists and global crusaders.

Resources giveaway in Latin America tramples human rights and environment

 Resources giveaway in Latin America tramples human rights and environment

by Staff Writers
Bogota, Colombia (SPX) Mar 26, 2013

A new study reveals that governments in Latin America have returned to natural resources extraction to fuel development-while paying scant attention to the impact mining, oil exploration and other activities have on the environment or on the people who own the land.

Iran faces oil losses as Asian buyers balk

 Iran faces oil losses as Asian buyers balk

by Staff Writers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Mar 22, 2013

Sanctions-battered Iran faces losing a big part of its oil export revenues as key Asian trading partners cut back on Iranian imports because of escalating U.S. and European pressure.

South Africa Signs MoU For Local Nuclear Fuel Development

 South Africa Signs MoU For Local Nuclear Fuel Development

by Staff Writers
Cape Town, South Africa (SPX) Mar 15, 2013

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Ltd (Necsa) to investigate and cooperate in the development of local fabrication capabilities for fuel assembly components.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

 Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

by Staff Writers
Hanoi (AFP) March 14, 2013

Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.

The Saudi Oil War on Iran

The Saudi Oil War on Iran

Reza Sanati

March 13, 2013

* Reza Sanati is a research fellow at the Middle East Studies Center and a PhD candidate at the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.

When Prince Turki al-Faisal suggested last year that the House of Saud would join in the U.S.-led sanctions against Iranian oil, by seeking to displace Tehran’s oil exports from the global economy, he was not referring to a novel idea.

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