Posted in Syria USA

“We’re keeping the oil”: Little-known U.S. firm secures secretive Syrian oil deal

[POLITICO] “Former diplomat and special forces soldier got green light to work with Kurds to develop crude in northeastern Syria.”…

Posted in China Myanmar

Rare concession to public pressure: Myanmar halts Chinese-funded Myitsone Dam

[BBC] “In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in…