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Tue, Jan 29, 2019

A new way forward for Brexit?

The vote on the “Brady Amendment” was seen as a victory for May who dramatically shifted her support from her own withdrawal deal toward renegotiation in order to achieve some consensus within her Conservative Party for a passable deal.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union United Kingdom

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

With Boris Johnson, will Britain get Brexit or a general election?

New UK prime minister will be tested quickly

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

United Kingdom

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Turkey’s Energy Nexus

On May 23, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, in cooperation with Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held an event, hosted by the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), on Turkey’s Energy Nexus which focused on Turkey’s energy sector and energy relations.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Full Bio

John M. Roberts is a senior fellow at Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center. He is also a senior partner with Methinks Ltd, a consultancy specializing in the interrelationship between energy, economic development, and politics. He has a particular expertise in the development of energy in the Caucasus and Central Asia and in the pipelines connecting or intended to connect the Caspian to China, Russia, India, and Europe

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.