What’s next after attacks on Saudi oil facilities?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities but Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said that they had carried out the attacks. From what we know what is your reading of a situation, and in your opinion what does the attacks mean for already very tense US-Iran-Saudi Arabia relations? Read few comments.
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ISIS and oil: How (un)important is to hit ISIS capabilities of selling oil?

Western and Russian jets are bombing ISIS oil trucks. I would say it is just a small piece of jigsaw when talking about fighting ISIS, but it seems for some politicians it is kinda-sorta magical solution. So in your opinion, how (un)important is to hit ISIS capabilities of selling oil? Read few comments.

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Kenya’s oil curse?

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Oil exploration in Turkana, Kenya. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Oil exploration in Turkana, Kenya. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Falling oil prices: A big headache for Venezuela’s Maduro?

According to some media reports Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s popularity is just around 25 percent and the economy feels the heat from falling oil prices. Meanwhile one of the leaders of the political opposition María Corina Machado was charged with conspiracy for allegedly participating in a plot to assassinate President. What do do expect from Maduro in this situation? How dangerous is the current situation for his regime? Read few comments.

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

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Referendum in Southern Sudan: What lies ahead?

The future is full of enormous challenges for both parts of Sudan, northern and southern.

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