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    1. Nick Butler

      December 7, 2014

      A passage to India — Putin goes to New Delhi

      ...Brazil to Cyprus, Mozambique and Tanzania — which have yet to come to market. Some suppliers, including Qatar and one day Iraq and Iran, should be capable of responding by keeping prices down thanks to low unit costs. Some can create their own version...Nick Butler

    2. November 23, 2014

      Commentary: Alliances with oil importing countries will give competitive edge

      ...supplies – especially in areas such as Iraq – begins to work through. By contrast...There is Russia. With the Middle East and Iraq in particular looking too dangerous to...competitive contest of the 21st century. Nick Butler is a visiting professor at Kings College...Nick Butler

    3. September 8, 2014

      Why investors are ignoring war, terror and turmoil

      ...oil production of Saudi Arabia or the Gulf states. Nick Butler The problem, for companies and for investors, is that...prices are falling, despite geopolitical risks in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya Finally, Russia has not yet made serious threats...By Gideon Rachman

    1. Nick Butler

      September 8, 2014

      Back to basics for the energy sector

      ...a 14-month low.] Natural gas and coal prices are also down. Those falls come despite: — serious civil conflict in Iraq and Libya — the continuing tension in Ukraine — the persistence of sanctions against Iran — and the continued relatively...Nick Butler

    2. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2014

      Is energy security a job for Nato?

      ...leaders will gather in Wales for their bi-annual summit. There is certainly plenty to discuss at Celtic Manor – Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan and of course the continued inadequacy of defence spending which is leaving the military in many countries unable...Nick Butler

    3. Nick Butler

      August 17, 2014

      China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

      ...Hayward, signing a major oil deal with Iraq in 2009 (AFP/Getty Images) One of the...intervene to prevent the disintegration of Iraq, China is absent. But China needs Iraqi...provide such an increase in production is Iraq, and it is no accident that China is heavily...Nick Butler

    4. Nick Butler

      August 3, 2014

      Egypt's looming energy crisis

      ...instability on its borders, particularly to the east and the south. At least five deeply troubled states – Mali, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine – pose a diverse series of threats ranging from a flood of refugees to the radicalisation of individuals and terrorism...Nick Butler

    5. Nick Butler

      July 20, 2014

      Oil and an independent Kurdistan

      ...happening in Erbil now could reshape not just Iraq but the rest of the Middle East. And...as the fundamentalists of ISIS invaded Iraq from Syria. Now the Kurdish leadership...or other parts of Central and Southern Iraq it is clear that the area is liable to...Nick Butler

    6. Nick Butler

      June 15, 2014

      China and the UK - the case for thinking big

      ...political uncertainty as any Western power. If you were the Chinese would you be happy to rely on supplies from the failing state of Iraq, the fragile state of Saudi Arabia or the fanatical state of Iran? The idea of being dependent on supplies from countries at...Nick Butler

    7. June 13, 2014

      Foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari pleads for west’s help in Iraq

      ...military is riddled with corruption and misplaced loyalties. Nick Butler Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat, writes Nick Butler. By common agreement the situation in Iraq is dangerous and deteriorating. By similar common agreement there is...By Roula Khalaf in London

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