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.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by Dr. Irwin Redlener to discuss the risks, impacts and global response to the COVID-19 disease. 

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
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Commentary

In the third of a four-part series, Richard Nephew examines the effectiveness of sanctions by the Trump Administration against Russia.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by CGEP's Richard Nephew and Antoine Halff, who explain what led to this escalation with Iran, and what may happen next.

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Commentary

In the second of a four part series, Richard Nephew examines the effectiveness of sanctions by the Trump Administration against North Korea.

Vessel in the Strait of Hormuz
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Report

As tensions rise in the Strait of Hormuz, Ilan Goldenberg, Jessica Schwed, and Kaleigh Thomas examine three scenarios for military conflict between Iran and the United States and assess the potential impacts on global oil prices—as one specific representation of the immediate economic impact of conflict—as well as broader strategic implications.

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Commentary

In the first of a four-part series on the Trump administration’s dramatic escalation of sanctions to pressure and punish U.S. adversaries, Richard Nephew examines sanctions on Iran.

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Report

China has emerged as a truly global actor, impacting every region and every major issue area. Writing as part of the new Global China project at Brookings, Richard Nephew examines China's shift from being on the receiving end of sanctions to using sanctions itself.

Oil and gas refining in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia
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Interview

Jason BordoffAntoine Halff, and Richard Nephew offer insights on the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil production and their potential impacts on energy markets, geopolitics, and energy security.

Gasoline prices are displayed on a sign at a Shell gas station as an image of Donald Trump appears on a billboard nearby April 24, 2006 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan | Getty Images)
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Op-ed

In his latest opinion column in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the massive attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, arguing that “the attack on Abqaiq, the world’s most critical oil facility, is a stark reminder that the United States is not energy independent, nor can it go it alone when it comes to diplomacy in the world’s most critical oil-producing region."

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