Commentary

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Richard Nephew

Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew examines how different parties might respond to  President Trump's announcement that he will no longer certify that the the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), is in the U.S. national interest. 

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A.J. Goulding

Faculty affiliate A.J. Goulding explores U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s September 29 order to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address threats to U.S. electrical grid resiliency.

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Dr. Morgan Bazilian

Fellow Morgan Bazilian and Simone Tagliapietra, senior researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, discuss the role of international institutions in bringing electricity to sub-Saharan Africa.

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Antoine Halff

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Dr. Timothy M. Frye

In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, faculty affiliate Timothy Frye writes that despite the frequency of criticism that economic sanctions induce a rally around the flag affect, evidence in support of the claim is hard to come by.

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Center on Global Energy Policy

A Global Energy Dialogue memorandum summarizes a high-level workshop on June 5, 2017 exploring the economic, social, market, and geopolitical factors influencing Russia’s present and future in regard to oil and gas.

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Antoine Halff, Luisa Palacios, Dr. Francisco Monaldi

In an effort to better understand the situation in Venezuela and implications on its energy sector and economy, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a Global Energy Dialogue in June 2017, under the Chatham House Rule. CGEP scholar Antoine Halff, CGEP fellows Francisco Monaldi and Luisa Palacios, and Miguel Angel Santos, a fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Development, capture some of the discussion's main takeaways in this memorandum.

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Richard Nephew

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew writes that despite the announcement on July 17th that the Trump Administration is going to keep the United States in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, the deal is on life support.

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Richard Nephew

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew writes that the U.S. House of Representatives should pass bill S.722 – one that would seek to impose new mandatory sanctions against Russia and authorize the president to impose measures at his own discretion – in order to re-establish deterrence with Russia over its broader foreign policy agenda.  

Commentary

Jonathan Elkind

In the run up to the November 2017 International Energy Agency (IEA) ministerial meeting in Paris, Jonathan Elkind, a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, writes on the importance of the new U.S. Administration to lead the charge in modernizing the IEA. Despite criticism from President Trump about the efficacy of international organizations and his championing of an “America First” energy policy, Elkind urges the president and his team to not waste an opportunity to invest wisely in an institution that has not only served the United States and its partners well for more than forty years, but has great potential to continue to do so in the next forty.

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