Oil and Guns: Libya’s Wild West

Light, sweet crude futures for August have increased by 8 cents to 100.91 USD per barrel. Oil futures have been fluctuating recently on the uncertainty linked to conflicts in Iraq and Libya impacting oil supply. Today’s increase shows the limits of stability in Libya’s oil market. I was initially planning on writing this piece last […]

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A New EU Position Fight in the Works

Interesting article in the Financial Times today detailing the likely fight over the next EU High Representative for foreign affairs.  Apparently an Eastern European block comprised primarily of Baltic countries is looking to block the nomination of Italian Prime Minister Federica Mogherini on the grounds that Italy took too soft a stance on Russian sanctions.  This […]

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