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Iraq Vows to Prevent PKK Attacks on Turkey – The Implications for Syria Cannot be Ignored

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım after an Iraqi security official met with Turkey’s National Intelligence Chief in Ankara. Al-Abadi has assured Turkey that the Iraqi armed forces have been instructed to prevent any PKK attacks on Turkey after both countries have […]

The Petroyuan Is Here and Global Oil Markets Have Reacted Positively

This morning, history was made as China began trading Yuan denominated oil futures contracts on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. According to Liu Shiyu, the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), “We have the confidence, determination and ability to build a crude oil futures market with Chinese characteristics, and make due […]