April 25, 2019Iran
With significant risks now looming over global energy markets, the United States should be careful not to go too far with oil sanctions.
May 14, 2019Saudi Arabia
The United States keeps signaling that it has hard power. Most recently, the United States made known that it was deploying additional ships, the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Arlington, to the Middle …
October 11, 2006United States
The cochair of a new CFR Task Force on U.S. energy policy says the White House and Congress need to act now to bolster oil and gas supplies and boost research into alternative power sources.
March 14, 2019South Sudan
On February 20, the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan issued its third report. Despite the peace deal signed five months ago, it documented an increase in cases of rape and sexual violence over the past year, concluding that the crimes had “become quite normalized” in South Sudan. Driving much of this is oil.
January 10, 2013China
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 …
February 21, 2019Venezuela
Back in 2013, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA had ambitious plans for expansion of its oil production capacity. Its leaders envisioned eight new projects in the Orinoco Belt region that would requ…