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No longer world’s biggest oil producer, Russia focuses on offshore development

No longer world’s biggest oil producer, Russia focuses on offshore development

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The Falklands Discussion: Some Interesting Comments on Argentina and its Foreign Policy

The Falklands Discussion: Some Interesting Comments on Argentina and its Foreign Policy

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Lloyd’s of London report examines risks for companies operating in the Arctic

Lloyd’s of London report examines risks for companies operating in the Arctic

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Repsol’s Argentine Expropriation: Two Awfully Complicated Views

Repsol’s Argentine Expropriation: Two Awfully Complicated Views

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Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Hollywood on the Potomac--movie actors deserting Tinseltown to remind the Big Dogs back east that every time an A-list celeb is arrested for picketing a foreign embassy an angel gets his wings. Actor George Clooney, his father Nick, and four Congressional Democrats were among more than a dozen protesters who descended on the Sudanese Embassy on March 16 for the purpose of crossing, in a disorderly fashion, a police line. The cast of characters? Along with Clooneys I and II, it included Reps. James Moran (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), John Olver (D-MA) and Al Green (D-TX). NAACP President Ben Jealous was also arrested, along with Martin Luther King III. Clooney’s mid-day performance on Mass Ave was the finale to a 3-day tour in DC that included an impassioned plea to a standing-room-only crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations, and dramatic testimony delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the miserable state of affairs in the border region of Sudan. Omar al-Bashir’s military, operating out of Khartoum, is working assiduously to wipe out mostly Christian populations hunkered down on some highly contested, oil-rich real estate to the south. Clooney, who has frequently taken on the role of the world-weary activist in his films, accuses Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the ‘same criminals responsible for Darfur’ of conducting a genocidal war against his own people, of starving, maiming, raping, and murdering them. And he says it as if no one has ever heard it before. . .

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The War on Iran: Necessity or Illusion?

The War on Iran: Necessity or Illusion?

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IEA Cuts Forecast for Oil Demand Growth

IEA Cuts Forecast for Oil Demand Growth

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China Wins Afghan Oil Contract

China Wins Afghan Oil Contract

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Energy: 2011 in Review

Energy: 2011 in Review

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Persian Gulf’s Big and Lil’

Persian Gulf’s Big and Lil’

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Obama Administration Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

Obama Administration Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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Arab Spring Undermining Energy Investment in Middle East

Arab Spring Undermining Energy Investment in Middle East

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Exxon Mobil Wins Russian Arctic Contract

Exxon Mobil Wins Russian Arctic Contract

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OPEC Meeting Ends without Consensus

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Alberta's Energy Minister Visits US to Spur Investment

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