Issue Brief Nov 30, 2022
Windfall: How Russia managed oil and gas income after invading Ukraine, and how it will have to make do with less
By Charles Lichfield
The “Fortress Russia” strategy has helped Moscow withstand the initial shock of Western sanctions but the domestic economic outlook is grim.
Report Nov 28, 2022
Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan
By Stephen S. Greene
Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power’s importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.
Issue Brief Nov 28, 2022
How the Chinese government is financing its way to becoming a techno-superpower
By Ngor Luong
Beijing is committed to becoming a state-led and self-sufficient techno-superpower. In doing so, the Chinese government is consolidating its influence in both the domestic market and overseas markets where Chinese firms are active, while simultaneously mobilizing public, private, and public-private investment vehicles to support these tech ambitions.