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Administrator Business/Finance , China , Economy of Saudi Arabia , Energy in Russia , Environment , Futurology , Matter , peak oil , Petroleum , Petroleum politics , Politics , Shale gas , Shale gas by country , shale gas exploration , shale gas reserves , Soft matter , United States
SASHA FRANICEVIC: Saudi Arabia has enjoyed pole position in the energy stakes for some time. Recent developments with shale gas provide a major challenge for the Kingdom
Added on 02/08/2013
Francis Matthew China , Economy of Iran , imported energy , Oil China is taking a close interest in the Arab world as a source of its oil. It cares little about the politics of the region and cares less about who is in charge of Syria, but it desperately wants secure supplies of oil since 51 per cent — an astonishingly high quantity — of all its crude imports come from the Middle East.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: China is taking a close interest in the Arab world as a source of its oil. It cares little about the politics of the region and cares less about who is in charge of Syria, but it desperately wants secure supplies.
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Richard Silverstein Berlin Wall , Bibi Netanyahu , China , Fences , Fortification , Great Wall of China , Hadrian , Israel , Israeli West Bank barrier , Nerva–Antonine dynasty , Northumberland , Politics , Separation barriers , Walls
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Benjamin Netanyahu waxed enthusiastic about the inspiration that the Great Wall of China has provided for him.
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Juan Cole Alternative Energy , China , Electricity generation , Energy , Energy conversion , Environment , Germany , Low-carbon economy , Photovoltaics , Renewable energy , Solar cell , Solar energy , Solar panel , Solar power , Technology , Technology/Internet , United States
JUAN COLE: The precipitous fall in the cost of generating solar power has resulted in traditionally oil-dependent nations such as Saudi Arabia investing heavily in it for domestic power production.
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James M. Dorsey Africa , Asia , China , Dubai , FIFA , Member states of OPEC , Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Politics , Qatar , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Soccer , Sports , Suat Kilic , Summer Olympics , the Olympics , Turkey , United Arab Emirates , World Cup
JAMES DORSEY: A battle between Turkey and the states of the Arabian Gulf to be the de-facto sports hub of the Middle East is underway
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Steve Royston Bahrain , China , Dubai , Energy , Ibn Battuta , India , Literature , Maldives , Manama , Middle East , Morocco , Musician , President , Riyadh , Spain , Tahir Shah , travel writing , West Africa , Yemen
STEVE DORSEY: I had the privilege recently to spend time in the company of the renowned British travel writer who lives in Sana’a. A truly impressive evening.
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Steve Royston China , Economy , Education , Energy , Food and Drink , head of steam , Japan , Middle East , Mobile Phones , mobile telephony , OECD , Real Estate , South Korea , United Kingdom , US Federal Reserve
STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Education Industry’ as I call it is failing to deliver and everywhere you look there is clear evidence of same. I have some ideas
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Tabsir Africa , America , Assad , Barack Obama , BP , China , Congress , George W. Bush , Governor , Iran , Israel , Jesus Christ , Joe Biden , Kenya , Lincoln , Middle East , Mitt Romney , MSNBC , Obama , Palestinian Authority , President , Presidential debates , Romney , Sarah Palin , sitting president , Somalia , Syria , Todd Aiken , United Nations , United States , White House
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The format is stale, it’s all so controlled and choreographed that very little of substance will be revealed. So why bother?
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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Central Asia , China , East Asia , Facebook , James Stavridis , Middle East , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Social Media , Social networking , Taliban , United States
TBIJ: As the fight against terrorism moves from the real battlefield to the cyber battlefield a whole new array of issues are going to have to be managed.
Added on 09/09/2012
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STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
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Francis Matthew America , Barack Obama , Benjamin Netanyahu , Brazil , China , Egypt , Foreign Policy , Gaza , George W. Bush , Hamas , Hizballah , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , Mitt Romney , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , South Africa , Syria , Tunisia , Turkey , United Nations , United States
FRANCIS MATTHEW: US Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is suggesting a dangerous return to a simplistic foreign policy in which foreigners are divided simply into friends and foes.
Added on 27/07/2012
The View From Fez Casablanca , China , Egypt , head of communications , Health , Iran , Ireland , midwife , Ministry of Health , Morocco , Rabat , Turkey , United Nations , United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund , United Nations Population Fund , United States , Women , Women's issues
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A number of international programmes combined with improved education have led to significant improvements for Moroccan women
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VIDEO, EURONEWS: EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions on Syria, further upping the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s regime.
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FRANCIS MATTHEW: Arab concerns are largely irrelevant to the Chinese as Beijing looks to reinforce its self-perception as the premier Asian power.
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Juan Cole Bashar al-Assad , China , Damascus , Dubai , Governor , Hafez Al Assad , Iraq , Russia , Syria , Syrian army , Syrian government , Turkey
JUAN COLE: Things are looking grimmer by the day for the regime of Bashar al Assad. Here are a few indicators of major trouble.
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Susan Al Shahri Arabian Gulf , China , Dhofar , East Asia , Food and Drink , Google+ , Oman , Scotland , the Heritage
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The first drops of rain tell me that the Dhofar Festival is not far away. If you’re up for the weird it’s a great destination
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Mondoweiss China , Ehud Barak , Gaza , Gaza City , Ha , Israel , Jerusalem , Journalist , Lebanon , LIRA , mass transportation , Middle East , Noam Sheizaf , Oslo , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Second Temple , Tel Aviv , The Jerusalem Post , Tourism , West Bank
REBECCA STEIN, MONDOWEISS: They wandered into Jerusalem as gawping tourists after the Six Day war. 45 years on not much has changed
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RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” Sheldon Adelson may not have breasts, but he sure has the money and the power.
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Mich Cafe Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh , Africa , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Children , China , Dubai , Gulf News , Kuwait , New York , Niger , Saudi Arabia , South Asia , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United Nations , United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund , United Nations Population Fund , Women , Women's issues , Yemen
MICH CAFE: It’s an issue throughout the Arab world and beyond. Finally, it’s being addressed.
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Editor, MEP Asia , Brazil , China , Dubai , Eiffel Tower , Fifa World Cup , France , Milan , Olympics , Russia , San Diego , Shanghai , Summer Olympics , Thailand , United Kingdom , United States
Should Dubai win Expo 2020 it would be a significant, significant boost to the city – economically, socially and in terms of global recognition.