Michael A. Levi argues that celebrations by environmental activists over delayed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline are shortsighted, as the tactics and arguments that have won the day are ultimately as likely to retard clean energy development as they are to thwart dirty fuels.
Technological advances raise the question of what the U.S. energy industry might accomplish if prices continue to rise. According to author Amy Myers Jaffe, a global energy shift is in the near future that will move the world's supply from the Middle East, back to the Americas.
John B. Bellinger III says President Obama should seize the opportunity presented by Republican support for increased domestic oil and gas production to urge the Senate to approve the Law of the Sea Convention.
President Obama's new tack on boosting oil and gas production marks a welcome strategy shift but he still must flesh out details while facing obstacles from the left and right, says CFR's Michael A. Levi.
As fighting continues across Libya, CFR's Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Michael Levi, says the main cause of volatility in oil markets hasn't been the physical impact on oil production. So long as oil prices do not remain high over time, Levi does not expect economic growth to be impacted.
This CFR Interactive looks at the history of U.S. oil dependence and foreign policy, from the days of the first market, to the crisis of 1970s, to the struggle to balance energy security with environmental concerns.
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The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.