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Why are oil and gas companies calling for more action on climate change?

This year many of us have increased our advocacy on this issue. And last month, companies responsible for a fifth of the world's oil...

How to respond to Russia in Syria while avoiding World War Three

As Syrian rebels face an onslaught of Russian bombs ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, back in Washington President Barack Obama faces incoming volleys...

What a climate deal means for oil markets

Over the next two weeks countries from around the world are convening in Paris to develop a global plan to address climate change. A...

What the Kurdish debacle means for Turkey

Turkey welcomed almost with celebrations the debacle that the peshmerga suffered at the hands of the Iraqi government forces. Nonetheless, it now has to...

Trouble looms for developing countries as commodity revenues collapse

Slumping commodity prices pose a serious challenge to economic and political stability in developing economies across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. According...

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country

As a long-time student of geopolitics (for over 46 years), I am rarely surprised by geopolitical developments. There is an almost inevitable logic to...

A solid ray of economic sunshine

Amidst all the gloomy news of ratings downgrades and a slowing Saudi economy there is at least one ray of sunshine and it could...

After all the insults and bile, can Donald Trump become a 'unifier'?

One of the great speeches of Hollywood cinema is delivered by Marlon Brando, playing Terry Malloy, a longshoreman who dreams of being a prize...

How Antonin Scalia's death reshapes the 2016 election

The U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to be the solution to gridlock. But as the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia makes painfully apparent,...

How Western politicians are playing into Islamic State's hands

In September, a photo of the lifeless body of toddler Aylan Kurdi face-down on a Turkish beach changed the way Europeans viewed the refugees...

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