Month: April 2018

What’s Happening with Qatar?

That’s the words on everybody’s lips these days. It’s a study in geopolitics. To better understand the present, we shall do a bit of background. Qatar gained independence from Britain in 1971. Britain was withdrawing from most of its overseas possessions due to financial pressure.  It’s a very small country ruled by the Al Thani […]

Eurasia’s Energy Wars Part 2 (of a 2 part series)

Map detailing the complex web of Iraq’s oil and gas infrastructure. After the defeat of Iraq in the First Gulf war, in 1991, the country was put under international sanctions.  Three years later, some relief was provided by the UN “oil-for Food” program. By the end of the decade, many were in sympathy with the […]

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