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Is Turkey In Over Its Head?

Is Turkey In Over Its Head?

  Turkey’s war against Islamic State began with bombs being dropped on Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) forces – a central actor in the ongoing insurgency across parts of Syria (a country that ostensibly no longer exists) and Iraq. The PKK has sought autonomy from Turkey since the mid-1980s, with tens of thousands of Turkish and […]

$30 oil coming sooner than you think: Kilduff

China’s devaluation may drive U.S. crude below $40 per barrel sooner than expected, John Kilduff said. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Pope at odds with US Catholic oil investments

The pope’s encyclical has sharpened a debate well underway in Catholic organizations and other churches about divestment. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Why China marks a ‘turning point’ for oil: JPMorgan

Economist Anthony Chan explains why oil prices could poise to benefit from China’s currency devaluation. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Is OPEC winning? IEA says non-members ‘stalling’

Lower oil prices and spending cuts will “take a toll” on producers outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Analysis: The Impact of a Turkish “Safe Zone” in Northern Syria

Analysis: The Impact of a Turkish “Safe Zone” in Northern Syria

Background If there was any question in the aftermath of the Suruc bombing in July, subsequent events have put it to rest: The PKK-Turkey peace process is finished. Violence has raged on both sides since the initial response from Turkish armed forces, and now the body count stands at 50 dead from violence in Turkey […]

Oil prices drop as China allows yuan to fall

Oil fell as the yuan falls sharply for a second day, triggering concerns over the country’s economy just as oil production hit multi-year highs. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Analysis: Yuan Revaluation Hints at Currency War

Analysis: Yuan Revaluation Hints at Currency War

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) took many by surprise yesterday by inducing a 1.9% drop in the value of the yuan. It was the biggest one-day drop in over a decade, and though it was described as a “one-off” by the authorities, the depreciation has some worried that there might be more to come. […]

China crushes small traders as Asia’s oil price-maker

China’s growing ability to buy and sell millions of barrels of oil has given it so much clout that other traders are forced to follow its agreed prices. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Is Islamic State a State?

Is Islamic State a State?

Is Islamic State a State? A good starting point for finding an answer is to establish what constitutes a state. For this, many would invoke the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, a treaty that sought to define statehood and map out its responsibilities in the modern era. The convention lists […]