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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

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. 
The Importance of Syrian Oil and Gas Resources during the Post-Crisis Era

The Importance of Syrian Oil and Gas Resources during the Post-Crisis Era

Eight years after the Syrian war, the impact of the crisis on oil production is becoming more and more evident.
Challenges and opportunities in Iran-Qatar Relations

Challenges and opportunities in Iran-Qatar Relations

Qatar is Iran's southern neighbor and has a similar economic structure to Iran.
Erdogan to Visit US: Is Turkey Still a US Ally?

Erdogan to Visit US: Is Turkey Still a US Ally?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Washington to hold talks with US President Donald Trump.
Russia to become major player in the Middle East

Russia to become major player in the Middle East

Vladimir Putin made his way to Saudi Arabia twelve years after his first trip to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Nuclear Diplomacy and the Onset of Competition in the Region

Saudi Nuclear Diplomacy and the Onset of Competition in the Region

Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has repeatedly called for a nuclear-free Middle East
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