The Middle East
The Coming Fall of the House of Saud
Austerity is in, and the countdown to Saudi Arabia's fire sale is on! [part 2/2]
Dec 31, 2017 • 18 min read •
No, Not NEOM Nor Even Women Can Save Saudi Arabia and its Monarchy from Peak Oil and Collapse
You know things have taken a turn for the desperate when women have started to drive – or rather, when they're about to start driving in Saudi Arabia [part 1/2]
Dec 8, 2017 • 11 min read •
Book Review | Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence
A review of Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed's excellent big-picture take on what he calls the “crisis of civilization” (as opposed to a “clash of civilizations”)
Feb 13, 2017 • 10 min read •
Peak Oil and the Fracking Bubble: Could this Mimic the 2008 Housing Bubble?
Could crashing oil prices and a lack of production cutbacks be a death knell for the US fracking industry, and possibly even a disaster for the world economy?
Jan 1, 2015 • 11 min read •