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    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    January 03-2014 UPS AND DOWNS — The daily price of an OPEC barrel (above) continues flailing about.  But let’s take a look at the really big picture—the average annual price…

    Iraq wants to boost gas buy up to 90 mcm/d fast

    January 03-2014 Iraq would like to buy 90 million cubic meters of Iranian gas daily as quickly as possible, it was announced after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visited Tehran…

    Iranian doctor leads test of new brain cancer treatment

    January 03-2014 Keyoumars Ashkan, a neurosurgeon at King’s College in London, is leading the UK arm of an Anglo-American trial of a new treatment for brain cancers. In simple terms,…

    Rita: There’s no quarrel between Israelis and Iranians, just between governments

    Rita: There’s no quarrel between Israelis and Iranians, just between governments

    January 03-2014 Rita Jahan-Foruz, unquestionably Israel’s most popular female singer, insists there is “no quarrel” between the people of Israel and the people of Iran and says, “I am very Iranian…

    Three months in Rouhani’s Iran

    January 03-2014 By Farideh Farhi This is the first of two parts. I have recently returned from a three-month trip to Iran. I arrived in Tehran in early September before…

    Christmas in Tehran

    January 03-2014 By Omid Irani The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the so-called P5+1, agreed upon in Geneva last month, has spawned an ambiance of diplomatic mutuality which has,…

    Why Hawks should love the Iran deal

    Why Hawks should love the Iran deal

    January 03-2014 By David Rothkopf The reflexive reaction of Iran hawks to condemn the interim accord struck in Geneva this weekend is as wrongheaded as the triumphal assessments of those…

    Don’t expect Rouhani to transform Iran

    January 03-2014 By Michael Rubin The past year was a time for change in Iran. Iranians went to the polls and elected Hassan Rouhani who, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eight year…