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by Gregorio Baggiani

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The war in Syria is not to be explained only by the political infighting in the country between the Alawites and the Sunni majority, but also by an important energy deal between Russia and Iran. Both the countries intend to steer the energy market in the Middle East and the Gulf region, substantially influencing the price of gas and crude oil on the world markets against other potential competitors in the sector. On the other hand, Turkey's strategy is to become an energy hub with Russia’s help too, also on the aftermath of its difficult relations with the US and the EU after the failed  military coup that has drifted the West and Turkey further apart. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the situation pointing out all the geopolitical implications and the economical strategies



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by Lorenzo Giuseppe Siggillino (EPOS)

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After the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan government split into two factions, resulting in an armed conflict between both sides and their allies. The country is now experiencing a complete lack of security and escalation of violence due to the increasing number of actors aided by their private militias. Escalating violence, as well as the absence of security and governance, have had a detrimental impact on the country’s oil sector. Only a few oilfields are still operational and some of them are exposed to high levels of risk. How important and crucial is the oil sector in Libya from a gepolitical point of view? Can The oil sector be considered as an important source of stability in a troubled country like Libya? In the following exclusive article, Lorenzo Siggillino tries to answer these and other questions, giving EPOS' readers a thorough overview on the issues



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by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)

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Sultan Qaboos, pursued by peaceful demonstrations, has taken the path of reforms. He is supported by his subjects, the Gulf regimes and the United States of America, and he has just thrown down the gauntlet to Iran for oil in the Strait of Hormuz


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