A book launch for Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf, part of the Center on Global Energy Policy Series published by the Columbia University Press, was held in Washington, D.C. In the book, author Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, traces the history of the Gulf states’ energy use and policies, looking in particular at how energy subsidies have distorted demand. Krane expertly lays out the hard choices that Gulf leaders face to keep petro-states viable in a world increasingly focused on combating climate change.

Following Dr. Krane’s presentation, he joined Robert McNally, President of Rapidan Energy Group and non-resident fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Dr. Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director, Foreign Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution, on a panel moderated by Jonathan Elkind, Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy.

A book signing and reception followed.

Location: National Press Club
529 14th St NW 
Washington, DC 20045

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