oil

saudi

Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

May 13, 2020 11:18 pm

There’s been a change to Trump’s strategy in the Middle East

saudi

Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

May 8, 2020 5:29 am

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down

oil

Could President Trump lose the oil war?

May 1, 2020 4:59 am

The current crisis could see the end of the petrodollar

putin

Can Putin survive the coronavirus stress test?

April 29, 2020 11:38 pm

His regime is facing its greatest challenge yet

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What is the US Navy doing in the Persian Gulf?

April 29, 2020 3:39 pm

American policy has become decoupled from American national interests

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Could the COVID crash spark another Arab Spring?

April 22, 2020 4:50 pm

If you are an oil-exporting state then your economic fortunes are tied to global demand — and this will continue to be depressed

oil

The price of oil just hit $0 a barrel. What’s going on?

April 20, 2020 3:12 pm

Oil trading has become an international game of hot potato, with billion-dollar stakes

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Saudi Arabia may have won an oil truce — but a greater conflict now looms

April 14, 2020 9:54 am

Despite all the hype, oil prices rose only a few dollars on Monday, and even that rally has quickly fizzled out

oil wars

The US is caught in the crossfire of the oil wars

March 12, 2020 11:18 am

Who will stand by America’s shale companies?

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Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

January 11, 2020 9:14 am

America is less dependent on the oil that comes out of the Middle East than at any point in modern times

oil

Don’t blame oil and coal companies for climate change

October 11, 2019 10:50 am

If climate change is a crisis, or even just a challenge, it is one in which we are all implicated

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Iran trumps Trump

June 14, 2019 4:52 pm

The Donald’s indulgence of gunboat diplomacy has made war more likely

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Russia and China are watching Iran, and waiting

May 20, 2019 12:07 pm

America’s rivals are exploiting Trump’s split with Europe

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How Calouste Gulbenkian became the richest man in the world

January 3, 2019 8:24 am

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man by Jonathan Conlin reviewed