UGS Weekly Digest 07-13 Apr 2014


Nigeria as a Potential Oil Export Partner Can Internal Security in the Country Allow Such a Perspective? By Ilias Papadopoulos – UGS Strategic Analyst Master in International Relations & Strategic Studies             Nigeria is the eighth largest oil producer in the world. This meant relatively little a few years ago, but today other oil producing countries face serious internal problems and are forced to cut their production. Iraq for example faces the prospect of a new civil war by al Qaeda, and in Libya several oil production facilities are still held by militants. Furthermore Crimean crisis means that Russia could drastically cut down gas supply towards Europe. All these facts increase the role of Nigeria as a strategic partner in … Continue reading