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Energy Security in North Korea: From Defiance to Survival

Energy Security in North Korea: From Defiance to Survival

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station photographing East Asia were surprised when they saw a ‘black hole’ between China and South Korea.

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The Energy Sector: A Prime Target for Cyber Attacks

The Energy Sector: A Prime Target for Cyber Attacks

U.S. lawmakers are concerned about the lack of preparation for a possible long term power outage caused by a cyber-attack against the energy sector.

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A Public Private Partnership for Iran’s New Petroleum Contract?

A Public Private Partnership for Iran’s New Petroleum Contract?

Can public private partnership provide a solution for the financing of energy infrastructure projects, at a time when Iran is facing declining revenues as a result of years of crippling sanctions?

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Ben Bernanke’s Monetary Policy: Bubble Double Toil and Trouble ?

Ben Bernanke’s Monetary Policy: Bubble Double Toil and Trouble ?

Bernanke's speech back in 2002 can help shed some light on the question of how asset prices have been taken under consideration in the past by the Fed. It also helps explain how these prices will affect monetary policy in the future.

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The shadow of a Malacca Dilemma on an Iranian Hormuz Dilemma

The shadow of a Malacca Dilemma on an Iranian Hormuz Dilemma

Whoever controls the strait of Hormuz also control Iran’s oil security.

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From oil to nuclear energy: a Lausanne Accord between Iran and the P5+1

From oil to nuclear energy: a Lausanne Accord between Iran and the P5+1

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet again on March 15 in Lausanne for the final stretch of international negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.

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About the Author

Patricia L Schouker
Patricia L Schouker

Patricia is an energy analyst based in Washington DC and an Associate Member of New College at Oxford University. She was recently selected as one of the top 40 most influential individuals in the energy sector by Right Relevance Inc, in San Francisco California.

As a member of Chatham House in London, she worked at Le Figaro in Paris and was a parliamentary assistant and attaché at the French National Assembly. While working for a petrochemical company she wrote her thesis on U.S Foreign Policy towards Terrorism after 9/11 focusing on the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Patricia is also a researcher and team member of the Cyber Intelligence Initiative in Washington DC.

Patricia's main interests and international research worldwide are within the scope of global energy market studies, energy security and geopolitical risk.

She is also a contributing energy analyst for The National Interest, Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine in Dubai, UAE and Oxford University Politics and International Relations Department.

Follow her on Twitter: @Patricia_Energy

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