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The geopolitics of Trump’s “Freedom Gas”

The geopolitics of Trump’s “Freedom Gas”

The geopolitics of Trump's ‘Freedom Gas.’ Posted: CCPA Monitor, Nov/Dec 2019 issue. Retitled, Trump’s Anti-Climate Agenda Bolsters his Ambitions for ‘Freedom Gas’. Reprinted : Juan Cole’s Informed Comment, 17 Nov 2019. By John Foster | – (Monitor) – When Washington...

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Oil and world rivalry

Oil and world rivalry

Posted: CCPA Monitor, 1 May 2019. Reprints: Juan Cole’s Informed Comment, 10 May 2019; and Global Research, 18 May 2019. At the UN General Assembly in 2018, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl broke an unwritten taboo by talking about oil and war. “The recent wars...

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Myanmar a short cut to China

Myanmar a short cut to China

China has built oil and gas pipelines across Myanmar to southwest China, enabling shipments to avoid the Strait of Malacca. Washington and Ottawa highlight human rights violations in Myanmar and rarely mention oil. Of course, if the US could prise Myanmar from Chinese...

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The disconnect between pipelines and transparency

The disconnect between pipelines and transparency

Special to The Globe and Mail - View Article on the Globe and Mail Both Liberals and Conservatives have mused about staying in Afghanistan post-2011 to assist with training and development. The United States, meanwhile, is expanding Bagram into a mega-base outside...

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JOHN FOSTER

John Foster is an international oil economist, and author, with more than 40 years of experience. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers, periodicals and websites. His book, Oil and World Politics – the Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones, was published in 2018. Born in London England, he graduated from Cambridge University. He has held positions with the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, Petro Canada and British Petroleum.