Energy News – Indonesia

A quiet dispute between Jakarta, Japan's Inpex Corp and Royal Dutch Shell over the massive Masela gas project threatens to crimp new investment in the sector By John McBeth Joint venture energy giants Inpex Corp and Royal Dutch Shell plc have remained quiet on whether they will continue to pursue the development of the massive … Continue reading Energy News – Indonesia

North Korea reforming economy while denying change

Pyongyang officially is guided by the self-reliance philosophy of founder Kim Il-sung, whose 105th birthday is being marked this weekend, but analysts say economic change is happening By Sebastien Berger On the side streets of Pyongyang, small traders sell vegetables from impromptu stalls. At markets, dealers offer imported household goods – even Coca-Cola – and … Continue reading North Korea reforming economy while denying change

Russian Nuclear Giant Rosatom on the Front Lines of Moscow’s Arctic Expansion

Recently, officials from over a dozen countries gathered in Arkhangelsk, Russia for the international forum 'The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue'. Among the forum's senior participants was Russian nuclear energy giant Rosatom. Officials from the company and from the government previewed Rosatom's role in the new wave of intensive Arctic development Speaking at the forum, Rosatom CEO … Continue reading Russian Nuclear Giant Rosatom on the Front Lines of Moscow’s Arctic Expansion

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example By François Dubé On April 8, 2016 China’s Ministry of Defense reported that construction of China’s first oversea military base had begun. The naval military base – officially a logistics support base – is located in Djibouti, a … Continue reading China’s Experiment in Djibouti

Cure for US aggression

Putin's advisor also believes that Donald Trump is just "doing what the ruling elite expects him to do" YALTA, April 21. /TASS/. The only way to stop the United States’ aggression is to get rid of dollar addiction, a Kremlin advisor said on Friday. "The more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see … Continue reading Cure for US aggression