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‘Blue Gold’ will be Turkey’s key to the ‘Dry Crescent’
Turkey is pursuing an increasingly assertive foreign policy that’s being called ‘Neo-Ottomanism’. Water will be central to its growing influence....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 11 Dec 17
Regardless of who wins Chile’s elections, Codelco likely loses
If Chile’s year-long bull market is anything to go by, conservative candidate Sebastian Piñera is likely to become the country’s next president after the December run-offs. But neither Piñera no...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 6 Dec 17
EU divisions and US sanctions to delay Nord Stream 2
Under pressure from US sanctions, legislation in Denmark, and weakening support in Germany, Nord Stream 2 will likely be significantly delayed....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 22 Nov 17
How the drive for North American energy independence could save NAFTA
The energy sector has frequently been cited as a potential area of agreement and cooperation that would bolster NAFTA in the long-term....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 31 Oct 17
Risk of US-China showdown hangs over South China Sea
While all eyes are on North Korea, the shadow of a more traditional big-power conflict between the United States and China hangs over the South China Sea....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 30 Oct 17
Sanctions aren’t stopping Russia’s LNG ambitions
Despite the US and EU sanctions in the energy sector, new LNG projects continue to flourish in Russia. ...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 30 Oct 17
Special Report: Grasberg mine talks signal Indonesia’s strengthening resolve
Despite issues concerning the Indonesian government’s divestment plans for Papua’s Grasberg mine, there are growing signs that Indonesia will get its way....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 21 Oct 17
Russia’s growing influence in Venezuela is part of a wider strategy
Russia’s investments in Venezuela show that the Kremlin stands ready to make strategic gains from America’s growing insularity....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 17 Oct 17
Referendum in Kurdistan: A risky gamble in a volatile region
Nearly 93% of eligible voters in Kurdistan have cast their ballot in favour of independence. Although technically the referendum is non-binding, it does represent a new and potentially dangerous phase...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 28 Sep 17
Referendum in Kurdistan: A risky gamble in a volatile region
Nearly 93% of eligible voters in Kurdistan have cast their ballot in favour of independence. Although technically the referendum is non-binding, it does represent a new and potentially dangerous phase...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 28 Sep 17
Water wars: China’s new weapon against India
With border tensions continuing near Pangong Lake, China has fashioned a powerful weapon in the form of water to undermine Indian territory. ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Sep 17
The slow recovery of Libya’s oil industry
While forecasts suggest that production could reach 1.25 million barrels per day by the end of the year, several factors could affect the revival of the oil industry....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Sep 17
The slow recovery of Libya’s oil industry
While forecasts suggest that production could reach 1.25 million barrels per day by the end of the year, several factors could affect the revival of the oil industry....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Sep 17
Water wars: China’s new weapon against India
With border tensions continuing near Pangong Lake, China has fashioned a powerful weapon in the form of water to undermine Indian territory. ...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Sep 17
The struggle for Kurdistan’s oil: Past, present and future
On Monday, September 25, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan will hold an independence referendum. Although the vote will not trigger any immediate change to the nature of the Kurdish sovereignty...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Sep 17
The struggle for Kurdistan’s oil: Past, present and future
On Monday, September 25, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan will hold an independence referendum. Although the vote will not trigger any immediate change to the nature of the Kurdish sovereignty...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Sep 17
Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?
Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Sep 17
Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?
Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Sep 17
Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis
Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants. ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 18 Sep 17
Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis
Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants. ...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 18 Sep 17
Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads
Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 31 Aug 17
Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads
Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 31 Aug 17
Implications of Iran gas deal with France’s Total
Iran has concluded a $5.9 billion deal with a consortium led by French Total, a victory for Hassan Rouhani’s administration and even prospective investors....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 15 Aug 17
Implications of Iran gas deal with France’s Total
Iran has concluded a $5.9 billion deal with a consortium led by French Total, a victory for Hassan Rouhani’s administration and even prospective investors....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 15 Aug 17
The domestic and global shocks of the growing water crisis in China
The reverberations of China’s water security crisis have already had global implications, notably encouraging the Arab Spring....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 10 Aug 17
To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy
In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 2 Aug 17
To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy
In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 2 Aug 17
Kayin state struggles expose Myanmar’s energy dilemma
Renewed interest in coal in Myanmar carries broad risks for the government. But while greener energy is desirable, renewables come with their own problems....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 29 Jul 17
Kayin state struggles expose Myanmar’s energy dilemma
Renewed interest in coal in Myanmar carries broad risks for the government. But while greener energy is desirable, renewables come with their own problems....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 29 Jul 17
Under the Radar: Forget the South China Sea, this is Asia’s real water war
While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters,...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Jul 17
Under the Radar: Forget the South China Sea, this is Asia’s real water war
While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters,...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 26 Jul 17
Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull
Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Jul 17
Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters
Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Jul 17
Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull
Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Jul 17
Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters
Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Jul 17
Both America’s left and right have failed on environmental legislation
The United States needs a balanced, consistent approach to environmental policy making, not one prone to U-turns every election cycle....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Apr 17
Both America’s left and right have failed on environmental legislation
The United States needs a balanced, consistent approach to environmental policy making, not one prone to U-turns every election cycle....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Apr 17
Under the Radar: Are you ready for the Middle East’s solar gold rush?
The MENA region saw over 2 GW of new solar capacity tendered in 2016, and 2017 looks to easily surpass this level as hundreds of billions of dollars begin to flow into green energy in the Arab world....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 10 Apr 17
Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge
Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Mar 17
Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge
Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Mar 17
Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet
Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa. ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 27 Feb 17
Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet
Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa. ...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 27 Feb 17
Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia
The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Feb 17
Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia
The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Feb 17
Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?
Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Feb 17
Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?
Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where...
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Feb 17
Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?
The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Jan 17
Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?
The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Jan 17
Trump can easily undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans
Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 Jan 17
Trump can easily undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans
Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20....
https://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 Jan 17

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