Oil

The Pandemic and Oil

The Pandemic and Oil

September 15, 2020 Opinion
During the reign of the Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD), a mysterious plague spread out of the Nile Valley to Constantinople and finished off the Roman Empire. Appearing first in China and North Indi…
The Pipeline and the Poison

The Pipeline and the Poison

September 7, 2020 Opinion
Pipeline politics, like electoral politics, knows no limits. With Nordstream 2’s completion on schedule to happen around the same time Donald Trump will ‘appear to be re-elected,‘ the amping up of ant…
Can US Abide by Law?

Can US Abide by Law?

August 16, 2020 Opinion
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a summit of the five permanent members of the UN security council to discuss lowering international tensions and avoidance of conflict. It’s certainly a…
Time Is Not on Our Side in Libya

Time Is Not on Our Side in Libya

July 24, 2020 Opinion
Ahmed, who lives in Tripoli, Libya, texts me that the city is quieter than before. The army of General Khalifa Haftar—who controls large parts of eastern Libya—has withdrawn from the southern part of …