Category: ‘ Foreign Policy ’

 

Russia Sanctions: Plenty of Wiggle Room

The latest round of sanctions from the European Union and United States have observers wondering what effects they will have on Russia’s oil production. There are differences of opinion from commentators, investment banks, and t...

All Eyes on ISIS

With Islamic State (ISIS) forces approaching the Kurdish Autonomous Region, the Obama administration authorized air strikes on ISIS positions around Erbil. The city, which lies near a number of oil wells, is the capital of the Kur...

Russia-Ukraine: Effects of New Sanctions on American Energy Security

When the United States announced its first sanctions on Russia in response to the uproar over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, many began to wonder what effects the new restrictions would have on multinational oil co...

Oil Exports Hold Key to Kurdish Sovereignty

The Kurdish people have aspired for independence for over a century, and now, they are hoping the uncertainty surrounding the insurgency of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Iraqi government provides a windo...

Intelligence Report: Iran Negotiations to Impact Oil Market

The July 20 deadline for nuclear talks between the P5+1—the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, and Germany—and Iran is fast approaching, and the outcome will undoubtedly have significant implications for the...

Ukraine, Russia’s Gas, and the EU’s (lack of) Options

After the seventh round of trilateral negotiations fell through, Russia acted upon its earlier threats and cut off gas to Ukraine at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time on Monday, June 16.  Gazprom announced that it will now “supply Ukrai...

Michael Ross on the Troubling Consequences of Oil Wealth

Michael Ross is a professor at UCLA, whose work explores the ways that oil revenues and oil wealth often disrupt international development and enable nations to disengage from the international community. Some of his recent public...

Professor Michael Ross Explains the “Oil Curse”

Michael Ross is a professor at UCLA, whose work explores the ways that oil revenues and oil wealth often disrupt international development and enable nations to disengage from the international community. Some of his recent public...

Scalpel Sanctions: Targeting the future of Russian energy

Ineffective Russian sanctions got you down? It’s no wonder. For fear of disrupting the global economy, leaders in the United States and the European Union have thus far come short of hitting Russia where it hurts: oil and gas ex...

Former DNI: Diplomacy is Key to Energy Security

Admiral Dennis C. Blair, former Director of National Intelligence, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Co-Chair of the Commission on Energy and Geopolitics, addressed a crowd of energy leaders, policy practitioners, and j...
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