Valdai Paper #53: Global Energy and the Political Dynamics in the Middle East

28.07.2016

Crude oil returns as the key commodity on the global oil markets and, therefore, a closer look is needed to establish what the main challenges and opportunities are.

This article reviews key dynamics in the Middle Eastern oil and gas to explain how they shape the global energy picture. The author makes sense of the Saudi-Iran relations and the role OPEC is set to play in the emerging energy landscape. Finally, political developments in the broader region, including Turkey, are discussed.

About the author:

Slawomir Raszewski, Research Associate at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Related articles

Middle East-2016
28.12.2016
In 2016 the world has witnessed the deterioration of the crisis in several Middle Eastern states, Russia's expansion and affirmation in the region, increased number of its regional partners.

Expert: 
Vitaly Naumkin

Category:
Expert opinions
Valdai Club Debates Evolution of Terrorist Threats in the Middle East
14.12.2016
On December 14, the Valdai Discussion Club held the presentation of a report titled “Countering the Threat of the Globalization of Middle Eastern Terrorism. A Perspective from Russia and Israel,”

Category:
Club events
Palmyra: A Minor Setback as ISIS Runs Out of Time
13.12.2016
After the Syrian and Russian forces capture Aleppo, they can redeploy and recover Palmyra and its surrounding areas; Palmyra is of symbolic and cultural importance but not a militarily critical

Expert: 
Richard Weitz

Category:
Expert opinions