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TotalEnergies joins Masdar and Siemens Energy to develop green hydrogen

Dubai-based renewable energy major Masdar announced on January 19 that TotalEnergies is adding its expertise in the energy sector to a Masdar-led initiative focused...

Support for frontline staff and volunteers is key to overcoming Europe’s fresh COVID onslaught

In many ways, Europe is far better placed to withstand its second pandemic winter. Though cases are surging across the continent and the new...

Masdar inks deal to develop Armenias largest solar power plant

UAE’s Masdar has signed an agreement with the Government of Armenia to develop a 200-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. The Ayg-1 project will...

UAE, Kazakhstan to explore opportunities in the energy sector

Samruk-Kazyna, the sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan, said on December 1 it has signed a long-term strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company,...

Uzbekistan plans to double energy production to 30 GW by 2030

Uzbekistan will announce three new international tenders, for the construction of over 400 kilometers of overhead power lines, and two other new tenders for...

Why the fall of Afghanistan sllows Iran to expand its influence

Since 2020, the United States has been working to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Americans' announcement emboldened the Taliban, who recently took control...

Will Central Asia serve as Europe’s bridge to Afghanistan?

Just over one month on from the fall of Kabul, Europe is still grasping for answers to the question of how to engage in...

Uzbekistan announces financial proposals for 100MW wind farm in Karakalpakstan

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on September 16 the financial proposals of the investors/bidders in their contest to become the independent power producer to develop...

What are Turkey’s ambitions in Afghanistan after the US’ withdrawal?

After the United States finished its withdrawal from the two-decade war in Afghanistan on August 31, regional powers remain at work trying to understand...

The West must apply the lessons of Afghanistan and Tunisia to Libya

Twenty years have now passed since 9/11. Since then, differing ideas of the importance of democracy in Middle Eastern policy have dominated the foreign...

What next after 20 years of war in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S.’ legacy and the Taliban’s rise

On August 30, 2021, a C-17 transport plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, signaling the end of America’s longest war....

Uzbekistan inaugurates first utility-scale 100MW solar power plant

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on August 27 the inauguration ceremony for the country’s first utility-scale solar plant - and the first successfully-financed independent power...

The EU’s plans for stabilizing Libya via democratic elections alone are set to fail

The European Union has for years invested its diplomatic efforts, as well as millions of Euros, into bringing a sense of security to Libya,...

Oil prices fall on signals Fed will start tapering stimulus measures

Oil prices fell to three-month lows this week due to the signal from the Federal Reserve that it will start tapering stimulus measures and...

Russia and China poised to gain influence in Afghanistan

Amidst the chaotic scenes that ushered in the Taliban’s take over of the Afghan capital Kabul, coupled with the West's harried exodus from the...

As the Gulf recovers, knowledge-based economies prove the way forward

As the world economy slowly emerges from the COVID crisis, it is the Gulf region that is making the most impressive rebounds. At the beginning...

Ukraine’s Naftogaz seeks investors to boost energy security

Ukraine’s national joint stock oil and gas company Naftogaz said on August 6 it initiates the Ukraine Gas Investment Congress (UGIC) in order to...

How the Austrians and their Chancellor charmed the Arabs

In late July, the Austrian capital of Vienna hosted a special guest. It was none other than the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The...

Revised OPEC+ deal very favourable for Russia

As the global economy recovers from the Covid pandemic fueling oil prices, OPEC+ countries, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, reached a deal via videoconference...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

When the “New Middle East” meets the “New Europe”

Middle Eastern experts have commented widely on the “new” foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates. Many of these same commentators have gone so...

Uzbekistan inks project deals with Masdar for 2 solar plants in Jizzakh and Samarkand

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on July 12 it has now signed project agreements with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) for the two 220...

Russia unlikely to interfere in Saudi-UAE dispute to raise oil output

“There is a very wise old saying that ‘it is a very foolish person that seeks to interfere in family disputes,’” Chris Weafer, co-founder...

OPEC+ seeks agreement on oil production policy

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC, an energy alliance often referred to as OPEC+, was expected to reconvene via teleconference on...

EU stands by COP26 and IRENA in global energy transition dialogue

The European Union stands by COP26 and renewables agency IRENA in their efforts to build a constructive dialogue about the global energy transition, EU...

Israel-UAE oil transport deal sparks environmental, security concerns in Tel Aviv

Israel's Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel has called on National Security Council head Meir Ben Shabbat to cancel an oil deal recently signed with...

Europe must double down on fighting antisemitism

Whenever Israel exercises its right to defend itself against terror, count on a wave of violent antisemitism to sweep across the West. Last month,...

The last party in the oil market

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major crude producers led by Russia, a group so-called OPEC+, agreed on June 1...

No discounts on the EU’s fundamental values

Alexander Schallenberg has been Austria's Federal Minister for European and International Affairs in the second Sebastian Kurz government since January 2020. He previously served...

Uzbekistan President highlights green recovery agenda

Uzbekistan’s environmental protection and green recovery are high on the Central Asian country’s priorities, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in his speech on May 30...

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar wins solar power plants tenders in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on May 21 the winning bidder of public-private partnership (PPP) tenders for two photovoltaic solar plants in the Jizzakh and...

Ode to the Cold War: Geopolitics is more complicated than ever

“Christ, I miss the Cold War,” hisses Judi Dench while playing the role of 'M' in the 2006 James Bond reboot, Casino Royale. Well,...

Dubai-based Phanes Group inks agreements to develop solar power plant in Uzbekistan

Dubai-based international solar energy developer Phanes Group have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Investment Agreement (IA) for a 200 MWАС grid-connected solar...

Saudi Arabia, Russia coordinate policy as OPEC+ leaves oil output unchanged

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies led by Russia, a group so-called OPEC+, met by videoconference on March 4...

An advocacy for giving precedence to the EU’s Copenhagen Criteria in the Western Balkans

Among the precious little remaining friends of a quick EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans, the threat of non-friendly powers encroaching in the region...

The UAE is a natural partner for Europe’s sustainable future

The EU continues to show global leadership in addressing climate change. With its European Green Deal and climate objectives shortly to be enshrined into...

A new dawn for Libya brings hope for regional stability

While it may seem as though only one subject has dominated the news for the past year, and our lives came to a very...

The UAE’s sustainability

The UAE, like other petroleum-producing economies, has been severely hit by the twin shock of low oil prices and pandemic containment measures, which have...

IRENA endorses global energy transition forum as part of COVID-19 recovery

Striving to spur energy transition as integral part of COVID-19 recovery, members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) approved on January 21 the...

Italy’s ENI and UAE’s SNOC begin gas production from Mahani field in Sharjah

Italian energy major ENI and Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) from the United Arab Emirates announced on January 4 production start-up from the Mahani...

Crude oil price rally may face supply side pressure in early 2021

Oil traders are optimistic the start of the deployment of vaccines means that an end to the worst economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic...

OPEC+ likely to extend oil cuts seeing slow fuel demand recovery from vaccines

Oil prices climbed to their highest in more than eight months on November 25 fuelled by continuing hopes that energy demand will recover once...

Final Trump UN General Assembly address hits multilateralism

In the final address to the UN General Assembly of his current term in office, US President Donald J Trump sent a short video...

US walks alone in Iran sanctions, EU goes other way

The European Union remains committed to implementing the Iran nuclear deal as a matter of respecting international agreements and of the bloc’s shared international...

Gulf nations have been quick to prevent economic downturn and Europe must do the same

From the outset of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it became clear that its repercussions would go far beyond public health. As countries have scrambled...

US, UK, Turkey asked to arrest UAE 'war crimes' suspects

The United Kingdom, Turkey and the United States have been asked to open investigations into alleged war crimes by the United Arab Emirates in...

EU begins patrol mission in the Strait of Hormuz

France has announced the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness Mission in the Strait of Hormuz after one of the French Navy's frigates started...

UAE’s West Hydrocarbons Commercial Investment to build refinery in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) company West Hydrocarbons Commercial Investment LLC is building a refinery in western Kazakhstan, Akorda quoted company...

UAE and Kazakhstan ink cooperation documents on trade, energy

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan on 27 January have signed several documents on cooperation within the framework of the official...

Italy’s ENI and UAE’s ADNOC ink MoU on sustainable energy research

UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group CEO, and ENI’s CEO Claudio Descalzi, signed on...

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