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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

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…

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

March 29, 2013

China
The End of Energy as We Know It… In Three Graphs

Want to understand the energy challenges the world might face in the future? There are few better places to turn than this year’s BP Energy Outlook to 2030, an annual publication that shows the compa…

The End of Energy as We Know It… In Three Graphs

January 10, 2013

China
Five Critical Questions About the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Constant chatter about an impending oil release from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was a prominent feature of the oil market last year. Much of the speculation was driven by the ongoing …

November 9, 2012

Fossil Fuels
The Future of Energy Insecurity

A massive cyberattack this summer on Saudi Aramco, Riyadh’s energy giant, left some 30,000-plus of the company’s computers lifeless, making a rather futuristic threat to the oil and gas industry fron…

August 10, 2012

Fossil Fuels
The IEA on Sudan and South Sudan

In today’s monthly Oil Market Report (OMR), the International Energy Agency (IEA) weighed in on how it sees the recent hostilities and pipeline tariff deal between Sudan and South Sudan affecting oil…

The IEA on Sudan and South Sudan

March 8, 2012

Cuba
Addressing the Risk of a Cuban Oil Spill

Is oil drilling in Cuban waters safe? Or might a “Cuban oil crisis” be upon us? And is the United States prepared for the possibility of a major spill just sixty miles from the Florida keys? They’re…