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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew and David Mortlock explore the history of the EU blocking regulation and potential outcomes of the United States unilaterally reimposing secondary sanctions for Iran today.

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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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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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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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Senior Scholar Antoine Halff writes on the risk to US energy infrastructure in the face of natural disaster.

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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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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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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.  

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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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Antoine Halff writes that market perceptions of OPEC's predicament as it approaches the Vienna meeting--to extend production cuts, raise prices and give the shale industry more support versus unshackling its exports to flood the market and lower oil prices--diverges from reality, and in the short term, the threat of U.S. shale might not be quite as dire as it seems.

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