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Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

The Nigerian oil industry and renewed instability in the Delta

Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, the Nigerian petroleum industry has suffered major production and export complications, exacerbated by an atmosphere of political instability.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China and India establish “oil buyers’ club” to counter OPEC

Should this “oil buyers’ club” become a reality, New Delhi and Beijing will have greater leverage to negotiate with OPEC about oil prices and will also have a significant say in matters such as importing more crude oil from the US.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Round Five for President Bouteflika?

Despite serious health problems, Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika may stand for a fifth term in office, leaving many to question if the country’s political elite are bereft of a feasible transition plan.

Natural resources and energy North America

Assessing the Trump doctrine of “energy dominance”

If the US is to wield energy as a weapon, it will be perceived as an unreliable supplier, and risk moving at cross-purposes with the system of free and open energy markets that it has promoted for decades.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Russia’s Middle East endgame trouble for global energy markets?

Russia is playing an increasingly assertive role in the Middle East via its military operations in Syria and its partnership with Saudi Arabia

International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 26 November – 2 December

South Korea interest rates. OPEC meets in Austria. Irish border questions derail Brexit talks. Senate considers tax bill. All in The Week Ahead. 

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The slow recovery of Libya’s oil industry

While forecasts suggest that production could reach 1.25 million barrels per day by the end of the year, several factors could affect the revival of the oil industry.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Brazil lowers rates. Trump associates testify. North and South Korea talk. OPEC meets in Russia. All in The Week Ahead.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

China’s expansion of OBOR leaves Africa caught in a dilemma

While OBOR has increased Beijing’s presence in Africa, a fiery debate has thrown a spotlight on China’s future role on the continent.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Uncertainty hits the oil markets. Tensions heat up between Scotland and Westminster. Corruption scandal in Brazil hits dozens across the political spectrum. All in The Week Ahead.  Time to look at oil markets