Center scholars and fellows regularly publish op-eds in leading media outlets. Please find them below, ordered by most recent publication date.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

The U.S. energy trade has been in the news often recently, with questions such as whether industry will be allowed to send oil overseas or import it via a certain pipeline from Canada. Seemingly forgotten is the historic milestone that will occur early next year when a tanker for the first time ever sets sail from the U.S. lower 48 to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Supporters will tout the economic benefits, while opponents will revisit concerns about environmental and manufacturing impacts.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

In the midst of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, President Richard Nixon launched “Project Independence” to make the U.S. energy self-sufficient by 1980. Every president since has also promised to make the U.S. energy independent. Around the world, too, a desire for energy security motivates calls to reduce imports from sources perceived as unreliable or unstable, and to become more disconnected from the global market. Fortunately, these isolation efforts have failed.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

In his latest op-ed, Jason Bordoff explains why, on balance, the provision in this week’s budget deal to sell crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) increases, not decreases, U.S. energy security. 

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Everybody loves $2 gasoline. But we should be wary of the domestic and global downsides, writes Jason Bordoff in Foreign Policy.

Op-Ed

Richard Nephew

Despite the role they played in achieving a nuclear deal with Iran, sanctions continue to face a steep challenge in arresting Russian adventurism in Ukraine. A year after their adoption in July 2014, it remains an open question whether the sanctions adopted by the European Union and United States will be effective.

Op-Ed

David Sandalow

Tensions between the United States and China are running high on issues including cyber security, the South China Sea and currency values. So why are the U.S. and China working so well together on climate change? And what does it mean for the world? David Sandalow explains in an op-ed for Reuters

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Center Director Jason Bordoff, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that while lower gasoline prices are a boon to the U.S. economy and motorists, consumers may be in for a bumpy ride moving forward.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff explains why reports of coal's demise are premature and what that means for the importance of strong climate policy.

Op-Ed

Richard Nephew

Center Fellow Richard Nephew writes about how the subtle effectiveness of the JCPOA may be most pronounced in the provisions dealing with potential covert activities. The article describes the various provisions of the deal that serve as a check against the possibility of covert sites by forming concentric circles of protection. The article will addresses the few scenarios in which a potential failure of the system could take place.

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