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

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Richard Nephew

As Washington enjoys its mid-August hiatus, a new, misleading narrative has started to emerge about the Iran nuclear deal: voting against the deal is consequence-free. Writing in The Hill, Richard Nephew argues that if we are to be serious about preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapon, we need to ensure that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) enters into force, on time, and with enough support to weather the inevitable implementation problems that will come up.

Op-Ed

Richard Nephew

For one, oil money ain't what it used to be. And second, Tehran has bigger problems to deal with at home.

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Richard Nephew

It is now taken as a given by many that, upon completion of a comprehensive nuclear deal, Iran will plow its hard-won sanctions relief into regional adventurism. Having dealt with the nuclear issue, Tehran will secure its real ambition of regional domination. In an op-ed for Reuters, Richard Nephew argues that this narrative is powerful, compelling, and frightening and that it is also not true.

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Richard Nephew

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Center Program Director Richard Nephew and Elizabeth Rosenberg of the Center for a New American Security argue that it is far preferable to conclude a deal with Iran that addresses enrichment concerns via direct diplomacy and that a move to sanctions measures could compromise any chance to resolve the nuclear issue peacefully.

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Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, argues that now is not time for more Iran sanctions.

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Jason Bordoff

Russia's economy is in free fall as economic sanctions and low oil prices continue to take their toll. Center Director Jason Bordoff and Center Fellow Carlos Pascual argue that the path to normalcy in Russia is stability and security in Ukraine. 

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Jason Bordoff

This op-ed from Center Founding Director Jason Bordoff and Fellow Carlos Pascual discusses the broader set of skills and perspectives needed to succeed as an energy leader in today’s complex and evolving landscape.

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Jason Bordoff

Yesterday’s move by OPEC to leave its production limits unchanged at 30 million barrels per day reflected a failure by the cartel to act collectively to reduce oil production and boost prices. Oil prices will likely continue to drop on fears of oversupply. But while OPEC may go into hibernation, reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. 

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Jason Bordoff
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, argues that lifting the current restrictions on US oil exports is smart for both economic and geopolitical reasons in a Wall Street Journal feature debating the issue.
 

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