Is it possible that Angela Merkel, the gifted German chancellor whose management of European affairs has been so praised over the last decade, will figure in the history books as the person whose decisions led to the EU’s downfall? It … Continue reading →
The appearance of Nabucco financing sources has made possible the signing this week of a transit agreement to govern the natural gas pipeline. The agreement marks an important staging post in bringing to reality the long-touted energy route, which is … Continue reading →
Azerbaijan, for two decades a reliable energy supplier for the West, may reconsider that “partnership” as Europe drags its feet over the proposed Nabucco pipeline and the Caspian country sees its hope that it could eventually join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization extinguished.Continue reading →
The European Council, in a meeting principally devoted to determining the European Union’s policy towards its eastern members and preparing an EU position for next week’s Group of 20 summit in London, also took an important decision last week on … Continue reading →
An agreement was announced late last month between Russia and China for China energy FDI to construct a pipeline branch to China from the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline. This is only one aspect of a relatively new strategic … Continue reading →
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Kazakhstan’s state monopoly KazMunaiGaz (KMG) this month signed an agreement moving Caspian energy projects for Europe forward as they set out the main principles for a transport system to convey Kazakhstani oil across the … Continue reading →
Question: If you were an advisor to the president of the Kurdistan region, what recommendations would you make to him?
Answer: If I had the honor to advise the president of the Kurdish region, I would recommend taking a broad perspective, looking beyond the immediate political situation created by the United States. …