Herbert Hoover’s Ghost


August 2018 / When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. — Herbert Hoover The Trump administration made a big deal about restoring a bust of Winston Churchill in the Oval Office. But the politician they should have really been identifying with was Herbert Hoover. Never mind that Sarah Palin once accused the Obama administration of coddling enemies...

Missing Out on Oil’s Rise


JUNE-JULY 2018 / A pity they both can’t lose. — comment on the Iran-Iraq War attributed to Henry Kissinger Despite Henry Kissinger’s almost poetic musings on the geopolitics of oil, the harsh reality remains that crude oil has risen around 10 percent in price since the beginning of 2018, far surpassing estimates of most oil experts in and out of Wall Street. Meanwhile, the business...

Geopolitics of Energy


May 2018 / Safety and certainty in oil lie in variety, and variety alone. — Winston Churchill, after switching the Royal Navy from coal to oil in 1914 Energy continues to loom large in any discussion of the impact of energy flows on the influence and power of nations. We all know and have been told repeatedly that supplies of oil and gas are not infinite. Since the Arab oil embargo of 1973 each...

Hiroshima Mon Amour


September 2017 / In the 2013 science fiction thriller Under The Skin Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who comes to earth and seduces unwitting men in Glasgow into becoming foodstuff for her BFFs hungrily waiting in the next galaxy back home. As we go to press, Trump is also facing off against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a life-and-death situation, which could very well challenge...

Twilight in the Desert


June-July 2017 / “The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is. — KHALIL GIBRAN The U. S. State Department once called the vast oil reserves beneath the sands of the Arabian desert in Saudi Arabia the most valuable commercial prize in the history of the planet. Fast forward around 75 years and the five most valuable listed firms in the world...

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