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Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Dr.Omid Shokri Kalehsar, is a Washington-based Senior energy security and energy policy Analyst, currently serving as a Visiting Research Scholar in the Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP) and the Schar, School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

His primary research interest lies in Energy diplomacy, U.S. energy policy, geopolitics of energy, Iran-Turkey relations and Iran-Russia relations. He has more than ten years of extensive professional experience in global energy market studies, energy security and geopolitical risk. He has published articles in various academic journals including, Middle East Policy ,Energy and Environment, National Interest, Oil and Gas Journal and appeared on the various media outlets, including TRTWorld, BBC Persian, Energy Intelligence,  Deutsche Welle ,Voice of America, Anadolu Agency, Sputnik News, Iran Int. TV, and several others. Follow him at @ushukrik / uskenergy.com (USA)

 

Expert materials

Coronavirus and a new crisis in the world oil market

Coronavirus and a new crisis in the world oil market

Supply and demand are the two central elements of price stability in the global energy market
Turkey’s focus on Africa: energy security, political influence and economic growth

Turkey’s focus on Africa: energy security, political influence and economic growth

Turkey, which has based its economic growth on export development and made significant strides in recent years has taken a strategic approach to the African continent in search of new markets.
The Future of Iran Energy Exports to Iraq

The Future of Iran Energy Exports to Iraq

Despite its enormous energy resources, Iraq relies on imported Iranian gas and uses Iranian imported gas to generate electricity, while also being a major purchaser of electricity from Iran.
Challenges of Iran’s petrochemical industry in the shadow of new sanctions

Challenges of Iran’s petrochemical industry in the shadow of new sanctions

While crude oil exports have sharply reduced with no hope of recovery, other resources such as petrochemicals, mines and metals could have been a way out for Iran
Petro-politics in Libya

Petro-politics in Libya

The Libyan oil and gas sector are the main arteries of the country’s economy and one of its only sources of income
The New Geopolitics of the World Energy Market after the Assassination of Qasem Soleimani

The New Geopolitics of the World Energy Market after the Assassination of Qasem Soleimani

After the US drones killed Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport, the immediate market hit the oil market
The Eastern Mediterranean Pipeline Project versus the TurkStream Pipeline Project in the European Market

The Eastern Mediterranean Pipeline Project versus the TurkStream Pipeline Project in the European Market

Mediterranean gas resources are becoming increasingly attractive features of regional countries and trans-regional powers.
The Geopolitics of the Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

The Geopolitics of the Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

Discovering new sources of energy always creates the opportunity to increase regional cooperation and increase stability and security in a given region.
Will the Iran-Russia-China Naval Drill Help Forge a New Balance of Power in the Region?

Will the Iran-Russia-China Naval Drill Help Forge a New Balance of Power in the Region?

In the months following the attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, energy supply routes and transit security issues have attracted the attention of the major energy-consuming countries and most global powers
Will renewable energy be a major part of the Saudi energy mix?

Will renewable energy be a major part of the Saudi energy mix?

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has had a comprehensive plan to reduce the share of oil in its economy, and it is seeking to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity generation. 
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