A Friend in Need: Russia Agreed to Oil Production Cuts Solely as a Favor to Saudi Arabia
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A Friend in Need: Russia Agreed to Oil Production Cuts Solely as a Favor to Saudi Arabia

OPEC has been dominating the oil market since its inception in 1960. Together, the members possess approximately 82 percent of global conventional oil reserves and produce 32.6 million barrels per day. Technological developments such as fracking and the cartel’s decreasing share of global production have eroded the organization’s influence. The flexibility and speed with which…

Putin’s Geopolitical Judo Triggered Pompeo to Rant About Venezuela
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Putin’s Geopolitical Judo Triggered Pompeo to Rant About Venezuela

Russia recently dispatched two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela. This sudden development came shortly after President Maduro’s visit to Moscow where he secured $6 billion worth of investment in the oil and gold industries and an agreement for Russia to supply 600,000 tons of wheat for his people. In addition, it occurs in the context of…

Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua
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Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua

After defeating a violent US-backed coup attempt, Nicaragua’s elected government faces the NICA Act. The bill aims to force the Sandinistas from power by ratcheting up economic despair. Every single member in both chambers of the US Congress approved legislation that will impose sanctions and financial restrictions on Nicaragua in an explicit effort to weaken…

‘New World Order’ Wine Pompoured into a Pro-‘Sovereignty’ Rhetorical Bottle
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‘New World Order’ Wine Pompoured into a Pro-‘Sovereignty’ Rhetorical Bottle

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his December 4 speech in Brussels at the German Marshall Fund with “a well-deserved tribute to America’s 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush,” whom he praised as “an unyielding champion of freedom around the world.” It was fitting that he did so. The heart and soul of Pompeo’s remarks extolling…