Oil Market Black Swans
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Commentary

In a new commentary, Robert McNally explores the shock to oil markets from the coronavirus and the ensuing market-share war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. 

Virus Outbreak Iran Nowruz
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Commentary

Richard Nephew argues that the current international situation undermines the US contention that sanctions are comparatively humane policy tools and justified in use, especially as relates to sanctions imposed against Iran and Venezuela.

Russia and Saudi Arabia have a unique chance to test global storage capacity limits © Bloomberg
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Op-ed

Antoine Halff argues that on the face of it, the idea of Saudi Arabia and Russia starting an oil price war in the middle of a global pandemic is foolhardy. But from a game theory perspective, it is a masterstroke.

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change
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Article

In his latest essay for Foreign Policy magazine (for which he is now a columnist), Jason Bordoff examines what the response to the Covid-19 pandemic can teach us about how we respond to climate change.

Gas pump in China
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Commentary

Erica Downs, Antoine Halff, David Sandalow, and Erin Blanton examine the impacts of the oil price war for China.

Nuclear power plant after sunset. Dusk landscape with big chimneys.
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Report

Richard Nephew recommends several changes to how US nuclear cooperation agreements are negotiated as well as enhancements to overall US nuclear nonproliferation policies.

Woman with mouth cover as a preventive measure against the Coronavirus transmission.
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Commentary

Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas explores how the twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price war will impact Latin America.

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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the causes and consequences, both economically and geopolitically, of the historic oil price collapse for Saudi Arabia, Russia, OPEC, and American producers, consumers, and economy. 

Austrian rescue personnel checks the body temperature of persons during an informal meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Roland Zak)
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Commentary

Antoine Halff analyzes OPEC's response to the coronavirus and the corresponding fall in oil prices.

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Op-ed

In the past decade, US oil and gas companies have become so successful in finding and getting oil out of the ground that they have started burning billions of dollars worth of gas each year.

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