Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran

A CFR Energy Brief

January 24, 2012

Report

More on:

Iran

Fossil Fuels

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament

Overview

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.

More on:

Iran

Fossil Fuels

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament

Explore More on CFR

Disasters

The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year, coordinating closely with state, local, and foreign partners. However, more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining resources.

Saudi Arabia

If Tesla goes private with significant funding from Saudi Arabia or other foreign investors, it would raise national security and ethical questions.  

Turkey

We are witnessing the gradual but steady demise of a relationship that is already an alliance in name only.