Driving Down Oil Prices Just to Hurt Russia is “Simplistic”

In the global chess game of energy politics every move affects more than a single opponent and the effects of low oil prices are not equally distributed. Some countries will be hurt by low prices more than others. Who will lower oil prices hurt more, … [Read more...]

Death of the Petrodollar

Ever since the "Bretton Woods" agreement the U.S. Dollar had the status of a world reserve currency which boosted our economy and gave us an advantage that other currencies didn't have. After inflation forced Nixon to abandon the Gold standard, … [Read more...]

India’s Energy Ties with Iran Unsettle Washington

By. John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com India's relentless search for hydrocarbons to fuel its booming economy has managed the rather neat diplomatic trick of annoying Washington, delighting Tehran and intriguing Baghdad, all the while leaving the … [Read more...]

Iran Finds Oil in Caspian

OIL: Iran Hunting for Dragons in the Caspian Sea By. Daniel Graeber of Oilprice.com Iran announced this week that it's made its first oil discovery in the Caspian Sea in more than 100 years. The semiofficial Fars News Agency reports the find, in … [Read more...]

Iran Hopes Exporting Electricity Will Cover for Reduced Oil Demand

Exporting Electricity Against the backdrop of discussions about pending negotiations over its controversial nuclear program and the upcoming deadline of an European embargo on Iranian oil comes a quiet push by the Islamic republic to become a major … [Read more...]

Iran Says “Gold Is Money”

By Louis James, Casey Research Economic crises signal that the current system isn't working as expected and needs improvement. When it comes to monetary systems, questioning their fundamentals can lead to doubts about whether the preferred medium … [Read more...]

Doug Casey: Is a US-Iran War Inevitable?

Interviewed by Louis James, Casey Research US-Iranian saber-rattling or impending shoot-out? In his usual, candid manner, contrarian investor Doug Casey talks about why he believes it's serious this time… why the US is the greatest threat to peace … [Read more...]