Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

Geopolitics of the Saudi-Russian oil price war

FPI / March 31, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo The ongoing oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has a significant impact on U.S. national security that few in the media seem to understand. Thanks greatly to the rebirth of the domestic shale oil and gas industry, the U.S. became fully energy independent at […]

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

State Dept. warns China-Russia-Iran propaganda on virus will distract ‘information space’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2020 China, Russia and Iran have created an echo chamber which pushes false narratives about the origins of and China’s response to the coronavirus crisis, a U.S. State Department official said. “During the crisis, we’ve seen Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state disinformation and propaganda ecosystems all converge around some disinformation […]

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, has announced that it is halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government. Rosneft said in a statement on March 28 that it “concluded an agreement with the company 100 percent […]

DOJ moves to dismiss Mueller’s biggest ‘bombshell’ indictment

DOJ moves to dismiss Mueller’s biggest ‘bombshell’ indictment

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2020 The Department of Justice on Monday filed a motion to dismiss charges against two Russian companies which were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for allegedly financing a Russian troll farm that sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The companies, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord […]

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

U.S. oil leader calls moves by Russia, Saudis ‘direct attack’ on industry

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia and Russia are flooding the market with oil in a “direct attack” on U.S. producers, oil tycoon Harold Hamm said. “They’re taking advantage of this coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the world to focus in on this industry and devastate it,” Hamm, founder and executive chairman at Oklahoma […]

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

Russian oil power play targets U.S., but may backfire

FPI / March 13, 2020 By Paul Crespo Russia and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a full-scale oil price war where the ultimate target is the U.S. shale oil industry. Russia provoked this war days ago when it refused to follow OPEC+ plans to decrease production to maintain prices as the coronavirus saps demand. […]

Putin reportedly backs ending Russia’s presidential term limits

Putin reportedly backs ending Russia’s presidential term limits

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2020 Vladimir Putin reportedly is backing a member of parliament’s call for an end to presidential term limits in Russia, which would essentially make him president for life. On March 10, Russian State Duma member Valentina Tereshkova, a prominent member of Putin’s United Russia Party, proposed that “Perhaps presidential term […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

Rep. Ratcliffe: Putin’s top Russia asset in U.S. is Adam Schiff

Rep. Ratcliffe: Putin’s top Russia asset in U.S. is Adam Schiff

by WorldTribune Staff, February 24, 2020 How easy a mark for propaganda is Rep. Adam Schiff? In 2017, when a pair of Russian comedians posing as a Ukrainian politician said they had nude photos of President Donald Trump, Schiff fell for it hook, line and sinker. So politicians and analysts were not surprised in the […]

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Ostracized and considered illegitimate by the United States and most of Latin America and Europe,  Venezuela’s Maduro regime has had one constant supporter — Russia. This support has included everything from symbolic visits by Russian bombers to reported security assistance via Russian state-connected mercenaries from the Wagner […]

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