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Who leads energy global consumption? China, of course

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Demostenes Floros, Geopolitical and economic analyst aboutenergy.com The 1.4 billion people of China are the main energy consumers of our planet, with 23.6% of total energy consumption. The United States, with 330 million residents, account for 16.6% of global consumption but record a newsworthy 3.5% rise – the largest increase in consumption since 1984 According to […]

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Follow the money behind Hong Kong protests

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by Sara Flounders | workers.org The demonstrations in Hong Kong, now an open confrontation with the People’s Republic of China, have a global impact. What are the forces behind this movement? What provides the funds and who stands to benefit? The increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong are completely embraced and enthusiastically supported in the […]

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Left Parties Statement on Dismantling the State of Jammu & Kashmir

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cpim.org Dismantling the State of Jammu & KashmirAssault on India’s Constitution, Democracy & Federalism The Modi government has dealt a severe blow to our constitutional order by unilaterally scrapping Article 370 and other provisions of the Constitution and dividing the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The special provisions guaranteed by the Indian Constitution to the […]

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War or peace in the Persian Gulf?

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by Marco Pondrelli The renewed tensions in the Persian Gulf exploded with the burning of two oil tankers (one Norwegian and one Japanese) and subsequently with the shooting down of a US drone by Iran. The US promptly accused Tehran of both the responsibility of the attack and of having shot down the drone in […]

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OPEC+ and the geopolitical changes

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Demostenes Floros, Geopolitical and economic analyst aboutenergy.com During the last meeting it was agreed that production cuts should be prolonged. However, from a political point of view, the most important thing is the institution of the new Organization On July 2nd 2019, OPEC+ decided to prolong its production cuts for a total amount of 1,200,000 b/d […]

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European elections a new beginning?

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by Marco Pondrelli Approximately one week after the vote, we can try to venture the first considerations. A premise is needed: the European elections differ from the Politics elections, the turnout this year stops at 56% against 58.8% five years ago, numbers much lower than the Italian elections. This low turnout is one of the […]

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Trump and sanctions against Iran, what happens now?

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Demostenes Floros | aboutenergy.com On May 2nd 2019, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced the end of the Iran oil export sanctions waivers. Iran immediately responded setting a 60-days before restarting to increase the uranium enrichment. Waiting for the next OPEC+ meeting on June 30th 2019, what are the most important geopolitical consequences of the […]

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Trump, China and globalization

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of Lorenzo Battisti (International Department of Italian Communist Party and Pci Paris) Trump has long been accused of putting an end to the “magical” globalization. In reality, his policies are the result of the new world balances generated by the emergence of the Brics and in particular by the economic and political development of China. […]

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China in the Driving Seat

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Demostenes Floros | aboutenergy.com Versione in italiano The new geography of manufacturing. The speed at which China is changing its energy mix, from coal to gas. Europe’s response. The interwoven fates of Rome and Beijing over the Belt and Road Initiative. Analysis of a busy month of meetings In the next few weeks, the U.S. President […]

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European Union and copyright

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by Francesco Galofaro, University of Turin There is little to be done: the more the mass media try to portray a European Union that is useful and citizen-friendly, the more they are drowning in the objective contradictions of the Community institutions. A good example of this is the approval, on 26 March, of the European […]

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Italian-Chinese cooperation and the devil’s alternative

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Francesco Maringiò The complex Sino-American trade negotiation is going through a period that is not turbulent but is nevertheless marked by objective difficulties: too much distance separates the American warnings from the concessions that China is willing to make without penalizing its development and it becomes too difficult to contain the impact of the war […]

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Greater Eurasia and the (new) energy routes

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Demostenes Floros | aboutenergy.com Versione in italiano In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of a geo-economic center in Eurasia, that is being structured around Russia and China. A new development pole that wants and can become an alternative to the Euro-Atlantic center. Gas is above all. According to preliminary data provided by Gazprom, in […]

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