Tag: Sanctions

Showing Solidarity With Qatar or Stabbing Russia in The Back: Understanding Iran’s Rejection of OPEC+

Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh just announced that his country will not participate in the format widely known as OPEC+, a commercial alliance between OPEC and major oil producers from outside of the OPEC cartel. In practical terms, OPEC+ is driven by the leadership of de-facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and […]

Erdogan’s Staunch Independence Pays Off: Turkey to be Granted Sanctions Waiver Over Iranian Oil

While today’s headlines have been dominated by the long awaited moment when the US has officially re-imposed all pre-2015 sanctions against Iran as well as new Trump era sanctions, the far more crucial story in respect of immediate global developments surrounds the question of ‘which eight countries will receive sanctions […]

The EU’s Condemnation of Saudi Arabia is a Last Ditch Attempt to Save Business Relations With Iran

The European Union has officially called for an independent investigation into the killing of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi while Germany’s Foreign Minister has stated that his nation and its European partners should consider ceasing weapons sales to Riyadh. But while this move is being sold to the public as one […]

While The Federal Reserve and White House Both Manipulate a Weaponised Dollar, Chinese Monetary Policy Remains The Essence of Balance

What China’s partners want While the Chinese Renminbi is frequently mentioned when discussing de-dollarisation throughout Asia and Latin America, the fact of the matter is that China’s interests in de-dollarisation are primarily motivated by the desires of Beijing’s trading partners rather than by Beijing itself. This is certainly the case in […]