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Will 2016 Be The Year Of Wireless Energy?

Wireless power has been a dream of mankind’s for decades, but the technology finally appears to be gaining some traction. Theoretically, numerous studies have shown that wireless power is possible through a variety of aerial transmission modalities. Yet the problem … Continue reading

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Why French Military Action In Syria Doesn’t Affect Oil Prices

The horrific attacks in Paris prompted a swift response from French President Francois Hollande, as he dispatched an aircraft carrier to the Eastern Mediterranean a day after airstrikes hit the key city ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. The United States responded … Continue reading

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Understanding the Power-Contest Between Aristocracies

Eric Zuesse At the core of global power stands the conflict between the Sauds and their Sunni clergy, versus the Iranians and their Shiite clergy. One can’t understand U.S.-Russian relations, nor much else of what is happening in the world, … Continue reading

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Saudis Planning For A War Of Attrition In Europe With Russia’s Oil Industry

Russia’s central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been … Continue reading

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LNG Glut Set To Worsen Considerably Over Next 3 Years

LNG supplies are set to boom over the next 3 years. The IEA’s 2015 World Energy Outlook expects LNG export capacity to grow rapidly in the short-term, with major new sources of supply coming mostly from Australia and the United … Continue reading

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Can Russia Withstand Saudi Onslaught In The European Oil Market?

Is Saudi determination to continue to defend its global crude market share and to let market forces determine crude prices finally unnerving Russia in general and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin in particular? Toward the end of October, the Saudis began … Continue reading

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Argentina Pulling Ahead In The Race To Be The World’s Next Shale Hotspot

Billions of dollars are riding on the race for international shale production — and the competition has been coming down to Australia and Argentina the last several months. And Argentina just got a big boost. The country’s state-run oil and … Continue reading

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Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more “above … Continue reading

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No Matter How Well Russian Media Expose Western Lies …

Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p54hHhlLjRk * Western ‘news’ media simply refuse to report the lying that’s done by Western ‘news’ media and their governments. Western media didn’t even report — and more than a decade after the fact, they still are not … Continue reading

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TPP Ignores Global Warming & Allows Murder of Labor Union Organizers

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s capstone to his Presidency, his proposed megalithic international ‘trade’ treaties, are finally coming into their home-stretch, with the Pacific deal finally being made public on Thursday November 5th. The final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposed … Continue reading

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U.S. Prepares War Against Russia in Syrian Battlefield

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday November 3rd, U.S. Defense Department spokesperson Laura Seal told The Daily Beast that twelve F-15C air-to-air combat planes are being sent to the Incirlik Turkey Air Base for deployment in Syria against Russia’s Su-30 air-to-air combat … Continue reading

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North Dakota No Longer Attractive For Drillers Or Refiners

The performance of Blood & Oil, a soap opera based on the North Dakota oil boom, is not going well. The show saw its episodes trimmed by ABC amid tepid viewer interest. But the real life Bakken is also suffering … Continue reading

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EU and NATO Set to Destabilize Russia by Anti-Putin Propaganda Operation

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News  |  Published:10/31/15 01:23Clock |  http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/10/31/eu-und-nato-wollen-russland-mit-unterwanderung-der-medien-destablisieren/ (Translated here by — and then with closing commentary from — Eric Zuesse) EU, US and NATO are preparing a media offensive against Russia inside Russia. The alliance aim to operate propaganda against … Continue reading

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Oil Megaprojects Won’t Stay On The Shelf For Long

One casualty of the oil price downturn could be the megaproject. For years, as conventional oil reserves depleted and became increasingly hard to find, oil companies ventured into far-flung locales to find new sources of production. Extracting oil from these … Continue reading

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Twice in One Day, Ban Ki-Moon Condemned Obama’s Actions on Syria

Eric Zuesse I earlier reported that in an interview with Spanish newspapers published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from office, and Moon said: “The future … Continue reading

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Did Turks Vote to Become an Islamic State?

Eric Zuesse The most pivotal election in modern Turkish history was held on Sunday November 1st, and it has transformed Turkey from being the least religiously dominated of all Islamic-majority nations, as Turkey had been ever since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk … Continue reading

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What The Oil And Gas Industry Is Not Telling Investors

Oil prices crashed because of too much supply, but will rebound as production shrinks and demand rises. But what if long-term demand for oil ends up being sharply lower than what the oil industry believes? That is the subject of … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-Moon Condemns the American Stand on Syria, Endorses Putin’s

Eric Zuesse In an interview with Spanish newspapers that was published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from office, and Moon said: “The future of Assad … Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh’s News Report Banned in U.S., Is Finally Confirmed in Turkey

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The news-report that the famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh could not find an American publisher for, and that was consequently published only in Britain, has now been publicly confirmed by a research study into … Continue reading

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Could Turkey’s Sunday Election End the Invasion of Syria?

Eric Zuesse The Turkish election on Sunday, November 1st, is a contest between a Sunni, Saudi-U.S.-allied, Islamic-run Turkey, ruled by the Islamicist Sunni Recep Tayyip Erdogan; or else a non-religious neutralist Turkey, ruled by the human rights lawyer Selahattin Demirtas. … Continue reading

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