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July 2, 2019

Oil and Petroleum Products
OPEC in a Changing World

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.

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August 24, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Global Natural Gas Potential

Interest in natural gas is growing for political, environmental, and economic reasons. But the industry faces challenges to adding pipelines, increasing international LNG trade, and exploiting newly …

November 10, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: New START and Arms Control

A new arms control agreement with Russia has met political opposition in the U.S. Senate, and some analysts believe its fate is tied to the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. This Backgrounder ex…

May 12, 2008

Rule of Law
Somalia’s Transitional Government

Though international observers had hoped Somalia’s transitional federal government would bring stability to the war-torn nation after sixteen years of “failed state” status, by mid-2008 experts said …

February 22, 2008

Iraq
Why Iraqis Cannot Agree on an Oil Law

The division of Iraq’s oil wealth is an important obstacle to a power-sharing deal. At issue is whether revenues should be regionally or centrally controlled.

October 19, 2006

Defense and Security
The Proliferation Security Initiative

The United States launched the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in 2003 to help curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Since then, PSI membership has expanded sevenfold, …

October 4, 2005

Democracy
Profiles of Palestinian Leaders

CFR.org profiles the most prominent Palestinian leaders.

February 7, 2005

Israel
MIDDLE EAST: Peace Plans Background

This publication is now archived. Following are brief descriptions of some recent Mideast peace proposals: 1993 Oslo AccordsThe most difficult issues, including the right of return and settlements, w…

February 16, 2005

Defense and Security
TAIWAN: Presidential Election

This publication is now archived. What are the main issues in the upcoming Taiwan election?Experts say the biggest issues in the March 20 presidential vote are Taiwan’s relationship with China and th…