John M. Roberts
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center
TopicsEnergy, Energy & Environment, European Energy Security, Middle East Security, Shale Gas revolution/alternative energy sources, Transatlantic and Eurasian Energy Security
July 25, 2019Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is a man in a hurry. He has promised that the United Kingdom...
July 19, 2019Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on...
May 24, 2019British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered the ultimate political indignity, announcing...
May 21, 2019British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled on May 21 a supposed new deal for Britain’s departure from the European...
May 17, 2019British Prime Minister Theresa May has effectively signed her own political death warrant. The question now is whether she...
Roberts is one of Europe's leading energy security specialists. He served as managing editor at Platts for twelve years and previously with Financial Times Energy, focusing on the development of energy and on the impact of energy on development. In assessing global energy security issues, he has regularly toured the Gulf and the Caspian, as well as visited the Alaskan North Slope, the Athabasca Tar Sands, China, Norway, and Venezuela. He has also testified to UK parliamentary committees on Turkish, Russian, Caspian, and Mideast energy security issues. He is currently researching shale gas development in China and hydrocarbons development in the Eastern Mediterranean and Northern Iraq.
His books include Caspian Pipelines (1996), Visions & Mirages: The Middle East in a New Era (1995), and Beyrouth: L'Été '82 (Beirut, Summer of '82) (1983). His latest book, Pipeline Politics: The Caspian and Global Energy Security, was published in 2014 by the Royal Institute of International Affairs in the United Kingdom and by the Brookings Institution in the United States.