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Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Ensuring our energy security in a sustainable way in the MENA region and beyond

In our globalized world, providing energy needs and combating climate change will require cooperation across borders. If the Biden administration is to be successful in promoting affordable and cleaner sustainable energy at home and abroad, it will be critical to engage with partners across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, where much of the world’s oil is produced.

MENASource by Ariel Ezrahi

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, May 20, 2021

Experts React: What’s next after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire?

After eleven days of cross-border fighting, Hamas and Israel have agreed to a ceasefire. Atlantic Council experts react to the news, assess the significance of the recent surge in violence, and offer their thoughts on how the international community should deal with the conflict moving forward.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The Middle East needs a Levant-North African Environmental Forum

Political borders will continue to exist and limit what can and cannot be done across such borders. However, there needs to be less thinking on national terms and more on local and regional terms when combating climate change.

MENASource by Ariel Ezrahi

Energy & Environment Middle East

Ariel Ezrahi is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs. He is also the director of energy at the Office of the Quartet, a position he has held since 2016. In this capacity, Ariel shapes all energy aspects of the Office of the Quartet’s work and acts as the interface with regional and international stakeholders, as well as private sector counterparts.

In his capacity at the Office of the Quartet, Ezrahi also chairs the Gas for Gaza task force. The Gas for Gaza project constitutes the central solution to the energy crisis in Gaza and a key condition for economic growth in the strip. Ariel also oversees renewable energy and other sustainability-related initiatives. Ezrahi is a founding member of the annual Yaron Ezrahi Conference on Democracy.

From 2014 to 2015, Ezrahi was the energy adviser to Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair. Prior to that role, he worked for major international law firms on a wide range of transactions in the corporate, oil and gas, renewable energy, and power generation sectors, with an emphasis on the Arab world.

Ezrahi has published extensively on energy and Middle Eastern issues, has given lectures at major conferences, and appears in the media. He holds an MPhil in modern Middle Eastern studies from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, an LLM in international law from Georgetown University, and an LLB Hons from the University of Manchester.