Oil and gas geopolitics: no shelter from the storm

There could be widespread ramifications from US energy independence and looming US sanctions on Iran and Russia; states in Central Asia could be hit hard, as well as serious possible impacts on global oil production and the West By Pepe Escobar Russia and Saudi Arabia are in deep debate on whether to raise OPEC and … Continue reading Oil and gas geopolitics: no shelter from the storm

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China & Russia Cooperation

Russia-China trade to reach record $100 billion by year-end as ties grow in all sectors – Putin Trade between Moscow and Beijing has grown 31 percent this year and is projected to reach the $100 billion target, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Energy is the … Continue reading China & Russia Cooperation

Without a Strong Trading Relationship With China, Europe Cannot Leverage The USA

Written by Adam Garrie Donald Tusk, the current President of the Council of the European Union has just articulated the feelings of many disgruntled EU leaders in saying that Donald Trump is a blessing in disguise because his unwillingness to treat the EU as an equal to the US has opened up many eyes in … Continue reading Without a Strong Trading Relationship With China, Europe Cannot Leverage The USA

Iran Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union in Move That is Healthy for Iran, Russia and Non-EAEU Member Pakistan

Written by Adam Garrie Iran has just signed an agreement to enter a three year provisional free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). According to EAEU official Tigran Sargsyan, “The temporary agreement stipulates an effective dispute settlement mechanism, including arbitration… It also creates a joint committee of high-ranking officials and establishes a business dialogue”. The … Continue reading Iran Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union in Move That is Healthy for Iran, Russia and Non-EAEU Member Pakistan

Eurasian connectivity: the EU and India enter the fray

By Emanuele Scimia   In an effort to mitigate the geopolitical impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the European Union and India are considering their own infrastructure plans for greater integration of the Eurasian supercontinent. But building modern Silk Roads across Eurasia will be no easy task for Delhi and the EU, as … Continue reading Eurasian connectivity: the EU and India enter the fray