Category OPEC

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

Big Tech, Big Themes; Markets, Mania, & Mass Psychosis; How Allergan Could Put On A Happy Face

Big Tech, Big Themes; Markets, Mania, & Mass Psychosis; How Allergan Could Put On A Happy Face http://www.fortunas.corner.com      The title above is from a series of articles in this weekend’s (March 19, 2018) Barron’s, and the blockchain article appeared in the March 13, 2018 edition of the Wall Street Journal.        The “Big Tech, […]

China Looking To Become Co-Owner Of Russia’s Biggest Oil Company

www.rt.com March 12, 2018 China looking to become co-owner of Russia’s biggest oil company Chinese state-controlled Huarong Asset Management has bought a 36.2 percent stake in the unit of CEFC China Energy through which CEFC is acquiring a $9.1 billion stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft. According to CEFC filings seen by Reuters, Huarong has […]

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East   www.fortunascorner.com      “Saudi Arabia’s oil production agreement with Russia was opportunistic at first; but, it is now the foundation for a broader arrangement that has the potential to reduce already waning U.S. influence in the Middle East,” wrote […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe   www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from New York Times journalist and author, Tom […]

Senior Saudi Figures Tortured And Beaten In Purge

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-senior-figures-tortured-and-beaten-saudi-purge-1489501498 EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge #SaudiPurge   Several detainees taken to hospital with torture injuries, while sources tell MEE scale of crackdown is bigger than authorities have revealed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen arrest of hundreds of people, including senior royals, ministers and tycoons (AFP) David Hearst Last […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud   www.fortunascorner.com      As folk singer Bob Dylan once sang, “things, they are a’changing.”  The Arab Spring which ushered in a wave of revolutionary uprisings in late 2010 across North Africa and Middle East — but, seemed to bypass the kingdom of Saudi […]