Contents 1. Oil and the Global Economy 2. The Middle East & North Africa 3. China 4. Russia/Ukraine 5. Greece and the EU 6. The Briefs 1. Oil and the Continue Reading
(NY Times) HOUSTON — For the better part of the last century, crude oil prices have swung like a pendulum, pushing and pulling the fortunes of nations. More often than not, global supplies of the volatile commodity were controlled by the rulers of desert domains who would otherwise have been powerless had it not been for the oil that bubbled beneath their thrones.