from Alison Frankel:

Appeals courts split on seizing assets connected to state terror sponsors

July 22, 2016

(Reuters) - It is exceedingly difficult for U.S. victims of state-sponsored terrorism to collect money, even when they've won default judgments against Iran, Syria and the Sudan. My colleague Dan Levine reported in 2015 that victims in cases filed after the September 11 attacks managed to obtain only nine final orders directing defendants to turn over assets. The combined value of the seized assets in seven of those cases (the only ones Levine could ascertain) was only $37 million.

from Breakingviews:

Tehran timidity says more about banks than Iran

May 13, 2016

By Andy Critchlow and George Hay

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Luxury groups should focus their FOMO on Iran

April 25, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Give OPEC more power and let Iran and Saudi bicker

April 19, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

OPEC freeze failure could hasten oil’s recovery

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

A Big Black River, a Man Had Found…

April 15, 2016

The markets are now looking ahead to a weekend meeting in Doha, Qatar, of the world's major oil producers to see if there will be any substantive freeze in output.

from Breakingviews:

Iran more red herring than black swan for oil

March 29, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

U.S. tech sanctions more risky than bank crackdown

March 9, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Time for a new Sykes-Picot Agreement to fix the Middle East

March 6, 2016

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WJ9Q

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

Iran election is key driver of oil price recovery

February 25, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.