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Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Omid Shokri Kalehsar is a Washington-based Senior Energy Security 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. Omid is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at Yalova University, Turkey.  

His primary research interest lies in Energy diplomacy, U.S. energy policy, geopolitics of energy, Iran-Turkey relations and Iran-Russia relations. He has 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 Energy and Environment, Middle East Policy, National Interest, Oil and Gas Journal and appeared on the various media outlets, including TRTWorld, Voice of America, BBC Persian, Sputnik News, Iran Int TV, and several others.Follow him at @ushukrik / uskenergy.com (USA)

 

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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
The Strategic Importance of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey’s Future Energy Plan

The Strategic Importance of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey’s Future Energy Plan

The Akkuyu Turkey nuclear power plant is built with Russian scientific and engineering knowledge and skills.
Challenges and Opportunities toward Iran in the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea

Challenges and Opportunities toward Iran in the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea

Negotiations for the Caspian Sea legal regime began almost immediately after the collapse of the former Soviet Union, but at the beginning of the process there were no negotiations on a single text
US-China Trade War and the Future of Iran Oil Exports to China

US-China Trade War and the Future of Iran Oil Exports to China

China is self-sufficient in many respects in the old oil industry, but it still needs foreign equipment and imported advanced technologies to extract and explore oil resources.
Turkey and China One Road One Belt Project

Turkey and China One Road One Belt Project

Turkey and the Modern Silk Road Project is an important initiative in terms of growth and development of strategic partnership and political relations with China.
Iran’s Interests in China’s One Belt One Road Policy

Iran’s Interests in China’s One Belt One Road Policy

With its massive oil and gas resources and its presence in the Hartland Energy project, Iran is in an excellent geographical location to take advantage of China’s Silk Road project’s benefits.
The Future of Turkey-Russia Relations Post Shipments S-400 Missile System

The Future of Turkey-Russia Relations Post Shipments S-400 Missile System

Turkey is one of the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Washington says the entry of the S-400 system into the NATO defense net can reveal the weaknesses of the parties to the treaty
The Strategic Importance of the Strait of Hormuz and Global Energy Security

The Strategic Importance of the Strait of Hormuz and Global Energy Security

The principle governing the world oil market is, simply put, supply and demand.
US-Saudi Energy Relations

US-Saudi Energy Relations

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world
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