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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

Natural resources and energy North America

Trump can easily undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans

Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

International Natural resources and energy Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: Russia takes aim at China

Russia and China have appeared to edge closer together of late, yet Kremlin-backed deals from Rosneft are countering China. This trend will accelerate as Trump comes into office and the

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Tougher times ahead for Africa’s oil and gas

The drop in oil prices has a profound impact on economic development and growth prospects in Africa.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Green dreams: Duterte and the Philippine mining industry

Throughout its history, the Philippine mining industry has been defined by its diverse set of political risks relating to governance, inequality, elitism, foreign export and absent contribution towards the country’s

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

India-Pakistan tensions: Would India really abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty?

New Delhi has not ruled out the possibility of abrogating Indus Waters Treaty: what would be the consequences of such a move, and how likely is it?

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Siberian Tigers: Rosneft expands in India

A Rosneft-led group of buyers just closed a deal for 98% of the Indian firm Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery and oil terminal facility. In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund United Capital Partners (UCP), the Russian state oil firm Rosneft along…

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Leading with Lukoil: Russia’s economic diplomacy in Iran

The approval of the Iranian Petroleum Contract is the culmination of a summer of economic diplomacy between Moscow and Tehran — with Lukoil at the center.