Thu, Sep 19, 2019

The logic of Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia

While previously mere threats against the safety of shipping were enough to send tremors through oil markets and spook past US presidents, Iranian leaders have seemed powerless to respond to the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign.

New Atlanticist by Henry Rome and Robert Johnston

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

North Korea is trying to find a way to keep the lights on

Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the North Korean regime had to devise a way to meet its ever-growing energy demand without benefaction. But when all the options present their own set of flaws, the best answer seems still to be elusive.

EnergySource by Halley Posner

East Asia Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Slavin joins NPR to discuss US-Iran relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

What the Abqaiq attack should teach us about critical infrastructure

The precision of the aerial attack on Abqaiq, whether it originated in Iran or outside it, shows both a willingness to target strategic critical infrastructure and a capability for extreme precision.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Crisis Management Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fujairah and the encirclement of Saudi oil production by Iran

The latest attacks on the Arab Gulf oil industry seem to be part of a strategy by Iran to warn the Gulf states that it can block all oil shipments, if it sees fit. One of the warnings was the attack on three tankers at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

EnergySource by Jean-Francois Seznec

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Slavin joins CTV to discuss Saudi oil attacks

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Can global energy markets withstand the attack on Saudi oil?

Atlantic Council experts react to the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities and what it means for global energy markets and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Sat, Sep 14, 2019

After Houthi drone attack, everyone should take a deep breath

The ten-drone attack on Aramco’s Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia on September 14 is a sign that the Houthis suffer from false confidence. Snubbing talks and launching attacks is not a way to garner sympathy from the United States or the international community.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Geopolitics & Energy Security Saudi Arabia

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The 27th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum aimed to promote economic progress and security in the OSCE area through energy co-operation, new technologies, good governance and connectivity in the digital era. The following is Amb. Richard Morningstar’s address to OSCE country representatives in Prague on September 11, 2019. […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Richard L. Morningstar

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions


Fri, Oct 4, 2019

The state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry

What is the best way to deal with the increasing threat of cyber attacks targeting energy infrastructure and what is the state of the utility industry’s ability to protect grid assets with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and strategies?

9:00am Washington DC