America’s About to Unleash Its NOPEC Superweapon Against the Russians & Saudis

The US Congress has revived the so-called “NOPEC” bill for countering OPEC and OPEC+. Officially called the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act”, NOPEC is the definition of so-called “lawfare” because it enables the US to extraterritorially impose its domestic legislation on others by giving the government the right to sue OPEC and OPEC+ …

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Pakistan Must Make the Most of Newly Discovered Oil Reserves

News has broken that the American company Exxon Mobil has discovered vast oil reserves beneath the soil of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. According to Exxon Mobil’s experts, the reserves appear to be larger than Kuwait’s which if fully confirmed would make Pakistan one of the top ten oil producing nations on earth. For a country looking to revitalise …

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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) (Reuters)

If Russia Is Helping Trump’s Blockade of Iran, It Better Watch China

Since his earliest days on the campaign trail, it has been clear who Donald Trump and his team have had in their sights. “Iran is the biggest destabilising force in the Middle East and its policies are contrary to our interests,” Defence Secretary James Mattis told his Senate confirmation hearing, having previously claimed that the …

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Oil Supplies from the Persian Gulf May Soon be Cut Off Completely

As it’s been reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with special reference to an unnamed source in the Australian government, the United States may soon launch strikes against nuclear facilities in Iran. At the same time, both the Australian and British military may be summoned by the Pentagon to support the aggression by providing assistance …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) greets a group of Emirati ministers at the presidential palace in the UAE capital on 20 July 2018 (AFP)

China and the Gulf: Why the UAE Is Deepening Ties with Beijing

The UAE rolled out the red carpet last week for Chinese President Xi Jinping, marking the first visit of a Chinese leader to the country in three decades. At a time when China’s increased footprint in the Middle East has come under the spotlight, the two countries announced the signing of 13 agreements in various …

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The “Petroyuan” Might Save Nigeria and Avert Another Migrant Crisis

China has expressed a readiness to increase its investments in Nigeria’s oil industry. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation has plans to pump another $3 billion into this sphere on top of the $14 billion in assets that it already has in the West African state, which is a huge move that indicates its intent …

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Iranians burn an image of US President Donald Trump during an anti-US demonstration outside the former US embassy headquarters in the capital Tehran on May 9, 2018. Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare

‘Tweet of Mass Destruction’ Ratchets Up Tension on Iran

President Trump’s late-night, all-caps Tweet of Mass Destruction threatening Iran is bound to be enshrined in the Art of Diplomacy annals. But let’s go back to how this all started. After unilaterally pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has issued what amounts to a declaration of economic war on Iran and will …

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