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The Paris climate conference opened yesterday and will continue for two more weeks. At the end, with a small miracle, the 194 nations participating may reach unanimous agreement on some aspects of the world’s response to climate change. But a big part of the legacy of this conference is already written. As the first day of the conference draws to a close, the Paris conference has already delivered important results.

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Last week, the Turkish air force shot down a Russian warplane Ankara claims violated its airspace, setting of warning bells that Russia would respond aggressively in turn.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency issued its latest quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday, November 18.

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November 24, 2015

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On September 30 the results of the second invitation to bid on acreage for Mexico’s oil upstream from Round 1 were made public in what was an exceptionally transparent process. Government officials are rightly proud of this and are happy with the results of the bidding process.

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David Sandalow offers his reaction to the global commentary surrounding the Obama administration's recently announced Clean Power Plan.

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The ongoing debate around the Iran nuclear deal has prompted a wave of articles and commentaries on sanctions relief in the agreement and how sanctions will work if it enters into force.  Sadly, most of the comments that I have seen reflect fundam

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September 10, 2015

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June was a big month for climate diplomacy with announcements from China, Brazil, the US and the Vatican, among others. In his latest commentary, David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, argues that the 21st annual Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, set for Paris in late November, is already in part a success.

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Today saw the announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. Center Fellow and Program Director Richard Nephew, the former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, offered his thoughts and commentary.

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