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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Syria’s Civil War Has Environmental Origins

The environmental causes of Syria’s civil war are often overlooked by commentary on the conflict: join GRI as we dive into the issue. In the middle of a bloody conflict,

Europe Natural resources and energy

Greenland’s Energy Slowly Reveals Itself

One of the most visible effects of global climate change in recent years, is the thawing of Arctic ice, which could have particularly disastrous consequences by raising global sea levels or

Europe Natural resources and energy

Turkey Key to Future European Energy Security

With gas from the Caspian Sea set to move from the Southern Caucasus to Europe through Turkey by 2019, the EU-candidate country is destined to evolve into a more robust

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Energy Prices Drive Inflation in Japan

Japan’s efforts to increase inflation are getting a boost from energy prices, yet overall inflation rates continue to be below government targets of 2%. Inflation up Japanese consumer prices increased

Europe Natural resources and energy

Clean Energy Damages Europe’s Competitiveness

For years Europe has been at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution, promoting and establishing global rules in this sector. There are signs however that this trend might change.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Turkey, Albania, Greece to

Natural resources and energy North America

Risks abound in Mexico’s new oil laws

Much has been made of the recent announcement that Mexico is seeking to update its oil laws, allowing foreign companies a role in the industry for the first time in

Europe Natural resources and energy

Is Shale Gas Excitement in Eastern Europe Unwarranted?

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it is commonly known, is the method of extracting natural gas from shale rock. Despite environmental concerns over the process of pumping water and chemicals

Europe Natural resources and energy

David Cameron’s Energy Strategy Faces Tough Challenges

David Cameron faces tough challenges to his efforts to re-direct the United Kingdom’s energy strategy; whether he succeeds, only time will tell. In early August, UK Energy and Business Minister

International Natural resources and energy

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors