Umud Shokri is a Washington-based senior foreign policy and energy geopolitics advisor and author of 'US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001’
Analysis: Algeria has emerged as a strong contender to help Europe end its dependence on Russian energy. But can the North African country meet its growing demand?
Analysis: Tightening sanctions could lead to a decline in Moscow's share of Europe's energy market.
Analysis: As the global economy recovers from Covid-19, oil production and prices are expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels. But with changing market dynamics and acceleration towards renewables, the energy market could be in for a volatile year.
Analysis: Amid a trend of de-escalation, Turkey and the UAE are repairing broken ties. But while economic relations are driving the rapprochement, political differences remain.
Analysis: Biden's decision to recognise the Armenian genocide could further strain already tense ties between Turkey and the US.
Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy looks likely to fail.
Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.
Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.
Analysis: As sanctions bite in Tehran, Iran's biggest customers will be looking towards Riyadh for supplies, writes Omid Shokri Kalehsar
Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes Omid Shokri Kalehsar