Geopolitics

Do Economic Sanctions Cause a Rally Around the Flag?

Dr. Timothy M. Frye
Geopolitics

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.

Collateral Damage: The Impact on Pakistan From U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

Richard Nephew
Geopolitics

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.

Why New Sanctions Against Russia Might Not Actually Do Anything

Writing in Fortune Magazine, Senior Scholar Richard Nephew outlines why new U.S. sanctions against Russia might not actually do anything.

The Sanctions Threat to Europe

CGEP Senior Scholar Tim Boersma and Corey Johnson, Associate Professor and Department Head of Geography at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, write on the view of U.S. energy sanctions against Russia from Europe.

Global Energy Dialogue: Russian Oil and Gas

Center on Global Energy Policy
Geopolitics
Natural Gas
Oil

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.

Iran Nuclear Deal on Life Support

Richard Nephew
Geopolitics

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.

Re-Establishing Deterrence with Moscow Through Energy Sanctions

Richard Nephew
Geopolitics

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.  

Rethinking Energy Statecraft: United States Foreign Policy and the Changing Geopolitics of Energy

Dr. Morgan Bazilian
Geopolitics

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.

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