There Might Be Unpredictable Consequences from Capping Russian Oil

There Might Be Unpredictable Consequences from Capping Russian Oil

This policy embodies the US-led West’s concept of the so-called “rules-based order” wherein double standards are arbitrarily applied in order to advance the West’s interests. On the one hand, these countries claim to support free trade, while on the other, they’re threatening to sanction those who continue to purchase Russian oil at the market price….

Pakistan’s Unrealistic Demand Doomed Its Oil Talks with Russia

Pakistan’s Unrealistic Demand Doomed Its Oil Talks with Russia

The esteemed representatives who participated in this week’s talks should have been better advised than to place Pakistan on equal footing with China and India when it comes to their country’s role in Russia’s energy geopolitics. Those two are sold discounted oil due to their status as strategic partners, their large consumption levels, and political…

China’s Reported Pause of Russian Oil Imports Ahead of the West’s Price Cap Is Revealing

China’s Reported Pause of Russian Oil Imports Ahead of the West’s Price Cap Is Revealing

If true, then this development would be very revealing in the context of China exploring the parameters of a New Détente with the US, and it could also influence the further strengthening of the Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership if Delhi compensates for Beijing’s possibly reduced consumption of Moscow’s oil. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that some Chinese…

India Takes Full Advantage of Cheap Russian Oil

India Takes Full Advantage of Cheap Russian Oil

During his first visit to Moscow since the military operation in Ukraine began, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar told his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that his country will continue buying cheap oil from Russia. The two foreign ministers also discussed initiatives to boost cooperation in agriculture, defence and infrastructure. Jaishankar met with Lavrov on November…

The Oil Nationalization Two-Step

The Oil Nationalization Two-Step

Blood rack, barbed wirePoliticians’ funeral pyreInnocents raped with napalm fireTwenty-first century schizoid manKing Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man” You’ve all heard me rant about the “Straussian Two-Step,” which is nothing more than a retread of the Hegelian Dialectic.   Here’s the formal definition: An interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to…

The Decision of OPEC+, the Anger of the USA and the Reactions of the Media in the Middle East

The Decision of OPEC+, the Anger of the USA and the Reactions of the Media in the Middle East

The enthusiasm of some Americans to punish Saudi Arabia for voting in favor of the OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by 2 million barrels on October 5 in Vienna seems similar to the excitement associated with sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, according to the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. This is one of the opinions…