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OPEC: Re-tuned Concepts

In order to make significant decisions time is needed and the environment must be appropriate. In addition, the choice of partners with which common objectives are to be achieved goes through a long period of observation and scrutiny… Oil market stability is important for a large number of players, but those who are the major […]

Why Oil Prices Goes Down !

“Why Oil Prices Goes Up” was the title of a very important article written by V.H.Oppenheim, published in Foreign Policy in 1976. Now that oil prices in real terms are lower than they stood before four decades and the trend is falling, there should be no  apparent reason to bring the above mentioned piece for […]

The invasion of Iraq: who would make the Kings?

EDITORIAL Perle’s eulogy for the vision of collective security the UN offered is an important illustration of the vision of the future it outlines, a view that is truly staggering in its ambition, and in its casual rejection of the framework of international law. When looking back historically to the United States’ invasion of Iraq […]

Conventionalization is brought back for discussion

Mazhar Al-Shereidah. In his Tweet account he expressed his astonishment that oil prices have dipped again on August 7th in spite of a number of events… Geopolitical unrest seems to have lost, at least temporarily, its power to rescue falling oil prices. Excessive inventories together with trade wars weigh more than what the driving season […]

El Petróleo en Tiempos de Crisis

El tema petrolero viene pasando por una  compleja coyuntura, que trasciende la habitual conexión con lo económico y político. Ello se debe a que está además envuelto en un sensible contexto militar con epicentro en Ormuz. En realidad, otro estrecho, el de Bab el Mandab, también vive momentos tensos… Como si fuera poco, lejos de […]