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Amy Myers Jaffe delves into the underlying forces shaping global energy.

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Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Scale and Nature of Attacks on Saudi Oil Makes This One Different

In the swirl of conflicting reports about who might be responsible for the latest attack against Saudi Arabian oil installations, it is important not to miss what makes this latest attack categorically different from past skirmishes. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been engaged in a deadly proxy war for a number of years, and their respective proxies engaged in oil sabotage as far back as early 2018. Read More

September 11, 2019

United States
Is the United States Prepared for Wildfires?

Climate change is increasing the risk of wildfire damage to critical energy infrastructure, according to a new Council on Foreign Relations report that details the physical, financial, and security risks to the U.S. energy system.

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September 10, 2019

Energy and Climate Policy
Talking About the Weather: Climate Risk Needs Better Assessment

It used to be that talking about the weather was platitudinous in the United States. This week, like almost every other subject these days, it has suddenly turned ferociously political. The shift, disturbing as it is, makes some sense. In 2018, six-in-ten Americans said that global climate change was affecting their local community a great deal or some, according to polling by the Pew Research Center.

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September 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Oil Vision and the Oil Price Cycle

Saudi Arabia’s oil industry is on the move with strategic changes in leadership, investments, and a broadening of its global businesses.

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