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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 […]

¿QUIEN CALMA EL GOLFO?

Luego del ataque realizado justamente contra dos embarcaciones petroleras, y el intento de ataque al barco “Kokuka Courageous” de bandera japones, el 13 de junio de 2019, en el golfo de Omán, ha generado que el Departamento de Defensa norteamericano, anuncié el despliegue de unos 1.000 soldados adicionales en Oriente Medio, para defender los intereses […]

Cuba has a real stake in Venezuelan oil

By Mazhar Al-Shereidah It is not an easy task to have an in-depth conversation and the respective analysis whilst in darkness. The blackout experienced in Venezuela in the past days was a severe event that even hindered objective and balanced discussions. All of a sudden technical subjects became political and ideological. That Venezuela is amidst […]

Parallel 38

By Mazhar Al-Shereidah It was my first step into reading about international politics… 1950. A summer afternoon in Basrah, Iraq. I was ten years old. To avoid the harsh sunshine, there was little light in the room and my grandfather, about ninety years old had difficulties in reading the newspaper he held in his hands, […]