In this RFF paper, Stephen P.A. Brown examines the implications of a tightening of U.S. government regulatory safeguards on deepwater offshore drilling in three scenarios.
Geoffrey Wheatcroft comments on the "hypocrisy" of American rage at BP following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
President Obama's vow to make BP pay, and Congress' tough questions to the oil industry, highlight a tense debate over oil policy given the Gulf's ongoing Deepwater spill.
President Obama's address on the oil spill rightly focused on the immediate challenge in the Gulf, but was a missed opportunity to set a new bar for oil policy, says CFR's Michael Levi.
Michael A. Levi discusses oil supply projections by the Energy Information Association.
The worst oil spill in U.S. history, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, has intensified debate about alternative fuel options. Here, four experts discuss how to reduce U.S. oil consumption.
Will the massive oil spill in the gulf have any impact on the U.S. relationship to oil? Will it spur more investment in so-called clean energy? Will it improve the prospects of climate and energy legislation?
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is not just a problem to clean up, says CFR's Michael Levi, it has serious commercial implications for some oil firms and has dimmed the prospects of U.S. climate legislation.
Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post presents a round-up of views on Obama's recent reversal of the ban on offshore drilling.
President Barack Obama's move to expand oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters aims mainly to build political support for his energy agenda, but will have limited impact on oil markets, writes CFR's Michael Levi.
Amity Shlaes says that our leaders are forgetting the lessons of price controls as the Obama Administration moves to reform health insurance and credit cards.
The economic crisis did not alter the deep structural changes already in global energy markets.
Buoyed by high oil prices, Russia finds itself embroiled in a number of disputes with foreign firms looking to tap its underdeveloped oil fields and with its neighbors that grew used to subsidized gas.
Jeffrey Mankoff discusses the oil dispute between Russia and Belarus, and its ramifications for greater Europe.
Ben Casselman and Guy Chazan report on offshore drilling by big oil companies that is made possible by their technological and financial advantages.
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua's efforts to reform the oil and gas industry have the potential to upset the fragile Nigerian internal political balance among the regions, ethnic and religious groups, and patronage networks, writes John Campbell.
Spiegel Online interviews Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia's relationship with the European Union, natural resource management, human rights, and corruption.
This Journal of Energy Security article reviews the changing energy security environment and the effect of energy infrastructure attacks on crude oil pricing.
Although the surging oil consumption in India and China is often cited as the reason for skyrocketing oil prices, Michael Levi points out that they are only part of the picture. Due to massive oil subsidies, many Middle East countries are note just major producers, but major consumers of oil and are responsible, in part, for the growing oil prices over the last few years.
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.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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