Tag Archives: ISIS

Brussels Attacks and Global Nuclear Security

by Jerry Byers The article was originally written for Russia Direct The recent bombings in Brussels and the subsequent discovery of information that ISIS militants may have been targeting Belgian nuclear facilities should be concerning. The threat of a nuclear disaster at the hands of terrorists is a global concern, and one that requires all of […]

No Recovery in Sight for Libyan Oil Production

by Bogdan Polishchuk The situation in Libya has deteriorated in recent months following the ouster of Gadafi in 2011. Libya is an OPEC member and has the largest oil reserves in Africa. Bloomberg surveys suggest that Libya produced 370 000 bpd (barrels per day) of crude oil in December 2015. However, the country easily topped the paltry […]

Energy News Blog – Russia and the New Geopolitics of Oil

By Irina Mironova, Aaron Wood (This text was written for Russia Direct) The changing structure of the global oil trade – which includes new roles for Russia and Saudi Arabia and the rise of non-state actors such as ISIS – has important implications for Russia’s energy industry. Russia’s top energy companies, already grappling with the […]

The Week in Review (October 12 – 17)

The Monitoring Team: Jason Corbin, Henrik Vorloeper ISIS is still making money out of oil sales The ISIS regime and its infrastructure has been a target of Western and now Russian airstrikes, but yet ISIS still produces about 34,000-40,000 barrels per day, sold for USD 20 to USD 40 per barrel, which brings the militants […]