Category Archives: Politics

The return of U.S. sanctions on Iran: consequences for the oil market

On May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the […] Read More

2017 – A year of Politics, Power, Paradox and Unintended Consequences

The year saw Donald Trump settling in at the White House, promising to withdraw America from foreign entanglements and ending […] Read More

UK Parliament Committee discusses strategic relations

On 1 February 2017, Dr Carole Nakhle, Director of Crystol Energy, gave evidence to the International Relations Committee at the […] Read More

Lebanon Oil and Gas: Not for the Faint-Hearted

In this article written for Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine, Dr Carole Nakhle, Director of Crystol Energy, argues that for […] Read More

Brexit Meets the Mother of Parliaments

The High Court judgment in the UK requiring Parliament to give its formal approval before Article 50 of the Lisbon […] Read More

Oil Market Developments and Brexit

Highlights Thursday 22 September 2016 As part of its energy talk series, Access for Women in Energy, in collaboration with […] Read More

A bright future awaits Britain post-Brexit in the Commonwealth markets

In the swirl of post-Brexit debate the role of, and the implications for, the Commonwealth have been raised with increasing […] Read More

The UK’s balancing act between powerful friends

Here is a tricky international dilemma. What does a country do when it has two powerful friends with whom it […] Read More

House of Lords Debate on 5th Carbon Budget

My Lords, as another former Secretary of State for Energy—there are plenty of them around—I want to come down from […] Read More

Why Brexit Cannot Work!

Lord Howell comments on the House of Lords EU Committee’s reports on the EU referendum and EU reform, during a […] Read More