China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
February 27, 2014
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Iraq saw China's focus expand beyond energy cooperation.
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
October 18, 2013
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
China plans to boost oil purchases from Iraq by 70%, even as security in the country falters.
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
October 11, 2013
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
According to US, government data, China has finally surpassed the US as the world’s largest oil importer.
It's Official: China's the World's Largest Oil Importer
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
September 19, 2013
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
Beijing and Caracas inked a number of agreements ahead of Nicolás Maduro’s state visit to Beijing this weekend.
China to Invest $28 Billion in Venezuelan Oil
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
August 30, 2013
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
Iran’s economy is currently in tatters. Does the new president hold the necessary keys to improving it?
Rouhani to the Rescue in Iran?
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
August 08, 2013
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
Renewed U.S. efforts to sanction Iran’s nuclear program could jeopardize Asia energy markets.
Asia Will Bear the Brunt of New Iran Sanctions
India Eyes Iraqi Oil
June 11, 2013
India Eyes Iraqi Oil
As scrutiny over China’s involvement in Iraq’s energy sector grows, India is quietly strengthening its partnership with Baghdad.
India Eyes Iraqi Oil
The US Should Hope China “Wins” the Iraq War
June 08, 2013
The US Should Hope China “Wins” the Iraq War
The U.S. stands to benefit more than any country except Iraq itself from China’s investment in Baghdad’s oil.
The US Should Hope China “Wins” the Iraq War
China's Changing Oil Calculus
April 06, 2013
China's Changing Oil Calculus
China is expected to become the world’s largest oil importer in 2014 and Russia’s largest oil customer in 2018.
China's Changing Oil Calculus
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
April 02, 2013
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
With China’s slowdown, environmental concerns and the cyclical nature of the resource and energy industry, can the boom in the “wild west” endure?
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
The Shift: America's Energy Boom, China's Energy Need
March 15, 2013
The Shift: America's Energy Boom, China's Energy Need
As Beijing begins to overtake the US as the world’s top oil importer, how will geopolitics change?
The Shift: America's Energy Boom, China's Energy Need
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
March 07, 2013
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
Despite the rhetoric, Southeast Asian governments have been slow to tap their oil reserves. Fracking could make progress even slower.
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
East Timor Risks All in Oil Dispute
February 20, 2013
East Timor Risks All in Oil Dispute
Tensions between East Timor and Woodside Petroleum mount over oil fields in the Timor Sea.
East Timor Risks All in Oil Dispute
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
January 23, 2013
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
This year, the U.S. will likely surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the largest liquids fuel producer in the world.
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
January 10, 2013
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
Rare earth metals are quickly becoming the next important strategic resource. For many countries in Asia, the stakes are big.
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
Asia is Purchasing Nearly all of Iran's Oil
January 05, 2013
Asia is Purchasing Nearly all of Iran's Oil
Even as they cut their imports, China, India, S. Korea, and Japan account for nearly all of Iran’s oil sales.
Asia is Purchasing Nearly all of Iran's Oil
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief