Council on Foreign Relations Press
Confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program has prompted worries that escalation could lead to massive oil market disruptions. In this Energy Brief, Robert McNally outlines several scenarios wherein rising tensions could affect the price of oil and identifies and assesses options for policymakers to respond in each case.
Robert McNally is the founder and president of the Rapidan Group, a consulting group specializing in energy markets and policymaking. He has previously served as an oil market analyst with Energy Security Analysis, a market and policy analyst for Tudor Investment Corporation, special assistant to the president on the National Economic Council, and senior director for international energy on the National Security Council. He earned a BA/BS in international relations and political science from American University and an MA in international economics and American foreign policy from Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).