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Omid Shokri

Omid Shokri

Omid Shokri is a Washington-based senior energy security analyst. Follow him on Twitter: @ushukrik

Analysis: Biden's decision to recognise the Armenian genocide could further strain already tense ties between Turkey and the US.

26 April, 2021

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy looks likely to fail.

03 November, 2020

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

09 July, 2020

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

02 June, 2020

Analysis: As sanctions bite in Tehran, Iran's biggest customers will be looking towards Riyadh for supplies, writes Omid Shokri Kalehsar

13 March, 2019

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes Omid Shokri Kalehsar

20 February, 2019

What will happen in Middle East energy markets in 2019? What affect will any price rise/fall have on ordinary people and on regimes?

19 February, 2019

Analysis: Sanctions against Iran provides the US with a sizeable number of consumers in need of alternative suppliers, perfectly placing it ready to pick up the slack.

27 December, 2018

Analysis: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all offer potential markets for Iranian oil, but all will be wary of US retaliation, notes Omid Shokri Kalehsar.

19 December, 2018

Probing cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Iran and Azerbaijan face huge obstacles, not least in the form of the US sanctions regime.

16 November, 2018