Publications

The Center’s research agenda emphasizes an economic and geostrategic approach to key energy policy areas. Current research programs encompass a wide variety of specific studies and topics, focused both on U.S. policy and specific regions around the world. Below is a list of research reports and working papers authored by Center staff and Fellows, ordered by most recent publication date.

Article

Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar and David Mortlock, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, submit written testimony to the UK Parliament on sanctions policy post-Brexit.

Commentary

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.

Report

Richard Nephew

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew assesses the unintended consequences of sanctions and explores to what degree such consequences should be considered when formulating statecraft. Using the case of U.S. sanctions against Iran--which were first imposed in 1996 in the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) and followed up by the comprehensive embargo against Iran erected by President Clinton--Nephew examines whether these sanctions had a discernible, deleterious impact on Pakistan and its energy firms, as a result of a diminished Iranian natural gas sector.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.  

Article

Dr. Morgan Bazilian

In a new article for the journal Global Policy, CGEP Fellow Morgan Bazilian and co-authors explore the changing geopolitics of energy for the United States.

Report

David Sandalow

A working paper jointly published by the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs explores geopolitical issues that could accompany the widespread deployment of renewable energy technologies.

Report

Richard Nephew

Jonathan Brewer and Richard Nephew identify key issues and obstacles faced by United Nations sanctions committees, panel members, and member states, and offer recommendations for how to solve some of these challenges, in light of the importance of sanctions as part of the UNSC policy-making process.

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