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US still vulnerable to Mid East oil price shocks – Midland Reporter-Telegram

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the start of the OPEC oil embargo left the U.S. with iconic images of gas lines, America is still susceptible to price shocks stemming from decisions made on the other side of the world, according to a report issued Tuesday. In the 52-page policy paper, former high-ranking military officers, cabinet […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as […]

The Turkey-China Alliance against the US – National Review Online (blog)

The Turkey-China Alliance against the US – National Review Online (blog)}

UN taps Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag to lead mission to destroy Syria’s … – Fox News

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dutch Mideast expert Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday to lead the team charged with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and announced stepped up efforts to hold a peace conference on Syria in mid-November. The U.N. chief appeared with Kaag shortly after U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky announced her appointment and the […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

Turkey missile deal shows China’s growing Mideast clout – Reuters

By Peter Apps LONDON | Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:34am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – China’s likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the U.S. has spent billions of dollars and lost […]

Shimmers of Mideast Hope – Consortium News

Shimmers of Mideast Hope – Consortium News

In the face of sustained injustice, there is an understandable desire to detect hopeful signs of change, small victories that boost the spirits of those fighting to make things better. But those shimmers of hope can often prove to be mirages in the harsh geopolitical desert of the Middle East, warns Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence […]

In a Mideast Water Project, Hope and Realism – New York Times

In a Mideast Water Project, Hope and Realism – New York Times

Re “In a Polluted Stream, a Pathway to Peace” (Op-Ed, Oct. 10): Jeff Wheelwright has good intentions, but his ideas don’t reflect the on-the-ground realities. During my time working for the Civil Administration, a branch of the Israeli Defense Ministry that coordinates civilian and humanitarian projects in the West Bank in collaboration with international organizations, […]

Asia-Pacific oil imports by 2035 to rise close to Mideast 2011 crude output – ADB – Reuters

Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:59am EDT * Asia-Pacific needs $11 trillion energy investment 2010-2035 * Natural gas to see fastest demand growth at 3.9 pct/yr * Transport to lead primary energy demand growth By Florence Tan DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA Oct 14 (Reuters) – Net oil imports in the Asia-Pacific will rise to more than 25 […]