Dr Umud Shokri
Umud Shokri PhD is a senior foreign policy advisor, energy strategist and an adviser at Gulf State Analytics (GSA). He is also the author of US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001. He has served as a visiting research scholar at the Centre for Energy Science and Policy (CESP) at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Items by Dr Umud Shokri
- May 2, 2023 Dr Umud Shokri
As Turkiye’s economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, its energy demand is also increasing, leading to a growing concern over the country’s dependence on energy imports, which is seen as a threat to its national security. In 2022, Turkiye’s energy import expenses surged by around 91 per...
- June 29, 2022 Dr Umud Shokri
Lebanon has been facing an energy crisis for a number of years. The decline in foreign exchange reserves has made it difficult to pay overseas energy suppliers, leaving the country’s power plants without the fuel they need to operate. In August last year, the then Minister of Electricity said...
- May 16, 2022 Dr Umud Shokri
Political and economic relations between Iran and Venezuela have grown over the past two decades. The South American country has the largest known oil reserves in the world but, despite being recognised as a leading economy on the continent for many years, Venezuela is a prime example of the...
- April 16, 2022 Dr Umud Shokri
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions against the Russian economy have made it more difficult for Russia to export energy. Upon Russia’s military advance on Ukraine, India was one of the few major powers to adopt a neutral approach and refrain from voting against Russia at the Security...
- March 22, 2022 Dr Umud Shokri
The energy crisis in Europe, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have highlighted the importance of diversifying energy resources. Europe’s over-reliance on Russian energy resources and Russia’s use of energy weapons to further exploit the geopolitical dimension led to the issue of finding an alternative to Russian energy sources, after...