Categories
Anti-Goverment Protests Expert Comments Geopolitical conflicts Infraestucture Projects Stategic Resources terrorism

GLOBAL GEOPOLITICAL NEWS DEC 2

Just the essential

December 2, 2020

 

ASIA PACIFIC:

Sino-Federation

CONFLICTS:

  • CHINA: China rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea. China is North Korea’s most important ally but agreed to U.N. sanctions after North Korea conducted nuclear and missile tests.

SOURCE: CP 24

  • RUSSIA: The Russian military announced the deployment of its S-300V4 advanced air-defense missiles to the Kurile Islands claimed by Japan. Japan has lodged a protest after Russia’s move.

SOURCE: NEW EUROPE

 

ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS:

  • THAILAND: Thailand’s government is facing a sustained protest campaign that has brought thousands of people out on the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his cabinet, constitutional changes drafted by representatives, and reform of the monarchy under the constitution.

SOURCE: ASIA NIKEI


EURASIA:

Eurasia_(orthographic_projection).svg

 STRATEGIC RESOURCES:

  • RUSSIA: Russian Rosneft consolidates position in largest Arctic oil project. It´s expected to buy the Payakha field licenses in the Taymyr Peninsula from Neftegazholding, thus securing its full control over the Vostok Oil project.

SOURCE: THE BARENTS OBSERVER


SOUTH ASIA:

South_Asia_UN_(orthographic_projection).svg

CONFLICTS:

  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghan government and Taliban representatives said they had reached a preliminary deal considered a major breakthrough because it will allow negotiators to move on to more substantive issues, including talks on a ceasefire.

SOURCE: CGTN

 

STRATEGIC RESOURCES:

  • INDIA: India, world’s third biggest oil importer and consumer, looks to resume supplies from Iran and Venezuela, after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

SOURCE: REUTERS

  • INDIA: US Exxon Mobil is in talks to buy a stake in producing oil and gas fields in India.

SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS


MIDDLE EAST:

Middle_East_(orthographic_projection)

CONFLICTS:

  • IRAN: The Iranian president has called on the international community to confront the Israeli regime’s atrocities against Palestinians, and expressed regret over Israel’s expansionist policy by constructing more and more Jewish settlements on the West Bank and East al-Quds, and the cruel blockade of the Gaza Strip.

SOURCE: IFP NEWS

 

TERRORISM:

  • IRAQ: Islamic State increases attacks in Iraq’s Sunni areas. It has conducted several attacks in recent weeks on the Sunni-majority provinces of Anbar and Salahuddin.

SOURCE: AL MONITOR


AFRICA:

1200px-Africa_(orthographic_projection).svg

CONFLICTS:

  • ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of war has killed, wounded and uprooted large numbers of people.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

TERRORISM:

  • NIGERIA: The Boko Haram jihadist group claimed responsibility for a brutal massacre of farm workers in northeast Nigeria over the weekend as the death toll rose to 76.

SOURCE: THE DEFENSE POST


LATIN AMERICA:

descarga

STRATEGIC RESOURCES:

  • VENEZUELA: Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite U.S. embargoes.

SOURCE: FLEETMON


MORE GEOPOLITICAL NEWS:

GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Asia Pacific

ASIA PACIFIC

  • CHINA/USA: Chinese state oil giant CNOOC faces possible new US sanctions, threatening to cripple its international operations.

SOURCE: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

South America

SOUTH AMERICA

  • VENEZUELA-CHINA: China ratified to continue its cooperation with Venezuela although the United States threatened to sanction countries and companies that do business with the South American country in the oil sector. The state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela resumed crude oil shipments to China, after a halt started in August 2019 due to US sanctions.

SOURCE: PLENGLISH

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Eurasia

EURASIA

  • RUSSIA-BELARUS: Russia and Belarus discussed prospects of interaction in the fuel and energy sector in 2021. They started working out the redirection of petroleum products deliveries from Lithuanian to Russian ports.

SOURCE: TASS

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Europe

EUROPE

  • NORD STREAM 2: Norwegian-German certification firm DNV GL will no longer provide services to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project following the US State Department’s sanctions.

SOURCE: SPUTNIK

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

 

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Middle East

MIDDLE EAST

  • MIDDLE EAST: BP said it will invest more money in Middle Eastern oil and natural-gas fields. The company is a major producer in countries such as Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In Abu Dhabi, BP is working with government-owned producer Adnoc to boost the capacity of onshore oil fields. It also aims to extract gas from the emirate’s Bad field.

SOURCE: RIGZONE

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Eurasia

EURASIA

  • RUSSIA: Russian Gazprom Neft lays out seismic plans for Arctic block with huge oil and gas potential. Together with other Russian oil producers, prepares to increase exploration in the zone.

SOURCE: UPSTREAM

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

 

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Middle East

MIDDLE EAST

  • MIDDLE EAST: The Middle East remains in the zone of strategic interests of Russian Gazprom Neft, who announced is still interested in development on the market of the Iraqi Kurdistan.

SOURCE: TASS

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Eurasia

EURASIA

  • CHINA: China approves four coal mine projects in western Xinjiang region to ensure energy supply.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

Categories
Global Energy Stategic Resources

Eurasia

EURASIA

  • SAUDI ARABIA-RUSSIA-CHINA: Saudi Arabia and Russia are in a tight race to become China’s top oil supplier in 2020, with both countries boosting crude exports to the economic powerhouse even as the coronavirus pandemic hit global demand for oil this year.

SOURCE: CYPRUS MAIL

 

MORE GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS:

GLOBAL STRATEGIC RESOURCES NEWS

FREE SUBSCRIPTION

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.