oil

Gulf states pursue unique approaches to falling oil prices

There are some similarities between Gulf countries in how they are dealing with the drop in oil prices, but it would be a mistake to think of them as identical.

  • Scott Weiner
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  • Jan 9, 2015

Falling oil prices, more peace?

Oil-rich states generally become more belligerent when oil prices are high and more peaceful when prices are low. But the news is not all good.

  • Cullen S. Hendrix
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  • Dec 3, 2014

Can ISIS overcome the insurgency resource curse?

The addition of a resource war dynamic in the midst of the already significant ideological and sectarian cleavages in Iraq and Syria is hardly welcome news.

  • Ariel I. Ahram
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  • Syria
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  • Jul 2, 2014

OPEC, the Phantom Menace

Contrary to the myth, OPEC has almost no impact on oil prices.

  • Jeff Colgan
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  • Jun 16, 2014

40 years after the oil crisis: Could it happen again?

Jeff Colgan argues that OPEC has become a political club with little influence on energy markets.

  • Jeff Colgan
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  • Oct 16, 2013