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

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Biden's Armenian genocide recognition: A crisis in US-Turkey ties?

26 April, 2021

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

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

03 November, 2020

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.

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

09 July, 2020

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

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

02 June, 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.

Energy investment fuels Saudi international relations

13 March, 2019

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

Iran-GCC energy relations in the sanctions era

20 February, 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

Middle East energy markets in 2019

19 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?

The geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran's energy sector

27 December, 2018

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.

Iran turns to BRICS nations as sanctions build

19 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.

Iran and Azerbaijan probe Caspian oil cooperation

16 November, 2018

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

Washington boosts LNG with Iran in sanctions crosshairs

09 November, 2018

While decimating Iran's capacity to produce and export energy resources, the United States is raising its own production to fill a lucrative gap in the market

Rethinking future Iran-Iraq energy relations

19 October, 2018

Comment: Shared resources can lead to warmer geopolitical relations, but US sanctions on Iran will likely hit hard, writes Omid Shokri Kalehsar.

Omid Shokri
Omid Shokri

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

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