August 28, 2016

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Foreign Reports in the News:

Domestic focus may limit clout of $2 trillion Saudi fund,” Reuters (May 16, 2016)

The Saudi oil ministry’s new look,” The Washington Post (May 9, 2016)

Podcast: “Capitol Crude: The Hazards of Islamic State Oil,” Platts (Mar. 14, 2016)

Iran’s middling oil production buoys market,” Houston Chronicle (Mar. 11, 2016)

A Mysterious Pipeline Closure Is Bankrupting Iraqi Kurds,” Foreign Policy (Mar. 2, 2016)

By dismissing OPEC cut, did Saudi Minister Naimi outline the path to one?” Platts (Feb. 24, 2016)

Nations’ deal to cap oil output hinges on Iran,” Houston Chronicle (Feb. 16, 2016)

Stemming the flow of ISIL oil,” The National (Feb. 14, 2016)

Video: “An Oil Swing this Big has to Swing Back,” CNBC (Feb. 12, 2016)

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco may be world’s most valuable company — but it comes with a lot of baggage,” Financial Post (Jan. 8, 2016)

Saudi Arabia and Iran Are at Each Other’s Throats. Why Are Oil Prices Falling?” Foreign Policy (Jan. 4, 2016)

Ted Cruz misquotes CIA official, makes false claim on bombing ISIS oil and climate change,” PolitiFact (Dec. 14, 2015)

Article: “Revealed: Assad Buys Oil from ISIS,” Daily Beast (Dec. 10, 2015)

Russia Pours Hot Oil on Wounded Ties With Turkey,” Foreign Policy (Dec. 2, 2015)

Saudi Counters ‘Lower for Longer’ Oil Mantra,” Financial Times (Nov. 26, 2015)

Undeterred by crude slump, ISIS oil trade now threatened by military strikes,” Houston Chronicle (Nov. 23, 2015)

Obama and Putin Agree on Bombing Islamic State’s Oil Pipeline,” Bloomberg News (Nov. 19, 2015)

Video: “ISIS Oil Fields,” CNBC (Nov. 17, 2015)

Western coalition to ramp up attack on ISIL’s key oil revenues: ‘The gloves are off’,” Financial Post (Nov. 16, 2015)

How the shale boom strengthens US diplomatic clout: Fuel for Thought,” Platts Blog (Nov. 2, 2015)

Saudi Arabia oil: No pain without gain,” Financial Times (Oct. 11, 2015)

Oil prices rally on signs of falling output, prospect of OPEC talks — but analysts warn of ‘false start,’” Financial Post (Aug. 31, 2015)

Striking Pipeline, Kurdish Militants Deal Blow to Fellow Kurds,” Foreign Policy (July 30, 2015)

Libya may be splitting apart over oil revenues,” Business Insider (April 6, 2015)

A Brief History of the Iranian Oil Industry,” Wall Street Journal (April 3, 2015)

The industry behind the world’s 9th-largest proven oil reserves has all but collapsed,” Business Insider (Feb. 17, 2015)

The Islamic State of Libya Isn’t Much of a State,” Foreign Policy (Feb. 17, 2015)

How Iran is Coping with Sagging Oil Prices,” Newsweek/USIP (Jan. 30, 2015)

Iraq Wants to Fight the Islamic State. It Has to Fight Falling Oil Prices First,” Foreign Policy (Jan. 29, 2015)

Al-Naimi Likely to Remain Saudi Oil Minister Until Market Calms,” Wall Street Journal (Jan. 23, 2015)

Learning from the Oil Market,” Washington Post (Jan. 6, 2015)

Keeping Tunisia in the Dark,” Foreign Policy (Dec. 5, 2014)

Pushed by ISIS, Iraq and Kurds Come Closer to a Deal,” Foreign Policy (Nov. 21, 2014)

No easy options for OPEC over oil slide,” Financial Times (Nov. 18, 2014)

Baghdad and Kurds, Under Pressure, Reach Deal on Oil,” Wall Street Journal (Nov. 13, 2014)

Saudi trip to Latam evokes 1990s oil troika with a new rival: U.S.,” Reuters (Nov. 4, 2014)

Pipeline Upgrade to Boost Kurdish Oil Exports,” Rudaw (Oct. 28, 2014)

Treasury’s War on the Islamic State,” Foreign Policy (Oct. 23, 2014)

Saudi Arabia Keeps the Oil Market Guessing,” Financial Times (Oct. 20, 2014)

Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Oil Regimes,” Foreign Policy (Oct. 2, 2014)

The Fight of Their Lives,” The New Yorker (Sept. 29, 2014)

Pentagon deploys headquarters unit to Iraq in sign mission is expandingMcClatchy (Sept. 26, 2014)

Video: “After the Bell: ISIS reportedly generates $2M in illicit oil profits per day,” Fox Business Channel (Sept. 25, 2014)

How ISIS uses captured oilfields to finance its campaign,” CBC News (Sept. 25, 2014)

Terror group ISIS may make $3 million a day selling oil,” Houston Chronicle (Sept. 19, 2014)

Article: “A Big Mistake: A Rush for Kurdistan’s Independence,” The National Interest (Aug. 13, 2014)

Article: “Breaking Down the Iran-Russia Oil-for-Goods Deal,” Harvard’s Belfer Center (Aug. 11, 2014)

Has the Crisis Made Baghdad Even Richer?” Rudaw (July 16, 2014)

Revenge of the Kurds II,” Foreign Policy (July 11, 2014)

Crunch Time for Egypt’s Energy Mess? Foreign Policy (July 7, 2014)

ISIL’s advance puts Saudi Arabia between Iraq and a hard place,” Al Jazeera America (June 17, 2014)

Iranian oil exports on course to blow past limits,” CNBC (June 3, 2014)

PowerPoint download: Iranian Oil Exports and Sanctions (May 14, 2014)

What We Left Behind,” The New Yorker (April 28, 2014)

Video: “Oil Sanctions on Iran Failing?CNBC (April 4, 2014)

U.S. Forces Take Control of Libyan Tanker,” Wall Street Journal (March 17, 2014)

Gunbattles Erupt as Libyan Forces Try to Seize Oil Tanker from Militias,” Wall Street Journal (March 10, 2014).

Congress Concerned Iran’s Oil Exports May be Up,” Associated Press (Feb. 27, 2014)

Iranian oil exports rise markedly since interim deal: Report,” Washington Post (Feb. 24, 2014)

Article: “Federalism and Libya’s Oil,” Foreign Policy (Feb. 3, 2014)


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