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February 12, 2015

Americas
CFR Expert Blake Clayton Proves Oil-Market Anxiety Is Irrational in New Book

Over the last hundred years, many experts have fallen prey to fears that the world’s oil is dwindling and prices are doomed to rise, yet such predictions have repeatedly proven wrong, writes Blake C…

November 11, 2011

Mexico
Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexico's Former Interior Minister Blake Mora applauds during a discussion with victims of the violence in Mexico City (Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora a…

Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

September 10, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Lessons Learned From the 2011 Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release

Overview In this Working Paper, Blake Clayton analyzes the 2011 International Energy Agency (IEA)–coordinated release of strategic petroleum reserves to shed light on the political underpinnings a…

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February 2, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Market Madness

Market Madness explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane, and demonstrates the significant effects these stories have on financial markets.

June 24, 2013

Cybersecurity
Addressing Cyber Threats to Oil and Gas Suppliers

Overview In this Energy Brief, Blake Clayton and Adam Segal argue that cyber threats to oil and gas suppliers pose an increasingly challenging problem for U.S. national security and economic compe…

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July 22, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Administration Protections for LGBTQ+ People

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers July 16 to July 22.

People take part in the 2022 NYC Pride parade on June 26, 2022.

October 5, 2012

China
The Real Reason Energy Traders Are Losing Sleep

What’s roiling the oil market right now? The old familiar source of instability—unrest in the Middle East—is far from the whole story, though it still tends to be the first place Western pundits look…

April 25, 2012

Global
Energy Dependence

Council on Foreign Relations 4/25/12 Academic Conference Call on Energy Dependence with Blake Clayton

Podcast

February 15, 2012

United States
U.S. Fuel Exports: Barrels Away

Some readers of my last post noted that the decline in oil consumption in the United States since 2007 caused the boom in fuel exports that the country has experienced. Is the export boom due solely …

U.S. Fuel Exports: Barrels Away

February 10, 2012

United States
The Hidden U.S. Export Boom

Before I launch into the post, I thought it might be good for me to introduce myself to you readers, since I’m going to be blogging pretty regularly in the coming months. I joined CFR last October as…

The Hidden U.S. Export Boom