Chris Cook

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  • Oil price crash 2020-04-28 15:17

    By Chris Cook & Mahmood Khaghani

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Like everyone else, Iranians observed the extraordinary U.S. oil market events of 20th & 21st April 2020 and wondered what on earth was going on, and what it means for Iran's future as a major oil producer.  In Tehran, in October 2008 I recall similar astonishment as the global dollar financial system experienced a meltdown from which Iran was safely insulated. 

  • Chris Cook 2019-12-25 15:47

    By Chris Cook

    From Nuclear to NewClear

    In the course of many visits to Iran over the years I have come to realise that no country is the subject of such fascination and mistrust in Iran as the United Kingdom. So my friends at 'Tehran Times' are interested to hear my thoughts in relation to Anglo-Iranian relations following the recent UK election. 

  • Zarif Boris Johnson 2019-08-06 09:08

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Boris and the English Job

    A new book, "The English Job", by former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw documented Iran's long (and merited) history of distrust of the British motives and actions. I note that the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, comes from the heart of the British or (as better known in Iran) English ’Establishment’ which was largely responsible for the decisions and actions which generated this mistrust.

  • Chris Cook (2nd L), a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security Studies at University College London, and Mahmood Khaghani (1st L), an Iranian energy expert, posing for a photo during a specialized panel meeting in Tehran on Tuesday 2019-02-05 21:21

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Tehran hosts specialized panel on energy Fintech

    TEHRAN – Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) in collaboration with Research Institute for Energy Management and Planning (RIEMP) as well as Farab Construction Engineering Company hosted a specialized panel meeting on Tuesday to discuss energy Financial Technology (Fintech) in Iran and specifically Energy Credit Obligation (ECO).

  • Cook 2019-02-04 20:17

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Change never comes from within!

    It is often said that change never comes from within. So I am pleased to report that the presentation by Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security, University College London at the Iranian and Tehran Chambers of Commerce on Sunday about Energy Fintech: Introducing the ECO, introduced refreshing innovations in the energy field.

  • Energy Fintech in Iran: An expert view 2019-02-02 20:26

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Energy Fintech in Iran: An expert view

    Tehran Times once more welcomed Chris Cook, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security Studies at University College London and a leading global expert in energy markets and financial technology, and Mahmood Khaghani, one of Iran's experienced and informed energy experts, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Iran as the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches.

  • Chris Cook 2018-12-31 11:19

    By Chris Cook, University College London professor 

    Iran’s 21st century energy strategy: Banking on energy  

    Iran approaches the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution at a crossroads. 

  •  Energy 2018-08-05 11:47

    By Chris Cook

    An Energy Revolution

    It's time for Iran to get real in dealing with current financial crisis. By this I mean Iran needs real world solutions enabling access to global markets in the face of U.S. financial sanctions: solutions for rebuilding Iran's domestic economy using Iranian resources as far as possible may then follow.

  • Khaghani-Cook 2018-05-22 21:31

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Gas first – energy for peace

    When history is written, then President Trump's decision on 8th May to abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran may well be seen as a historic turning point.

  • Chris Cook 2018-01-31 12:22

    By Chris Cook

    EnergyCoin – smart subsidy

    A wise person once said: “You don't know what you've got until it's gone”. But the extraordinary scenes on Sunday in the Majlis in respect of Iran's budget due to the subsidy question reminded me of the converse saying: “You don't know what you haven't got until you see it”.

  • Chris Cook 2017-12-25 14:42

    By Chris Cook

    Advice from Oslo

    At this time of the year in Oslo it is the custom to give unsolicited presents and as an Anglo-Dane on holiday in Oslo it is my pleasure to extend to the people of Tehran my compliments of the season and to present some unsolicited advice on one of my favourite subjects – transport.

  • Chris Cook 2017-08-06 16:13

    By Chris Cook

    Energy Dominance?

    U.S. presidents have promoted the idea of American 'energy independence' for decades as a solution to the geopolitical issues that led to volatile energy prices — meaning the U.S. would produce enough energy to supply itself without having to rely on foreign exports.

  • Chris Cook 2017-03-15 10:37

    By M.A. Saki

    Chris Cook: Oil will fall to $40 per barrel 

    Chris Cook, an energy market strategist, predicts that the oil price will fall to $35 to $40 per barrel.