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Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition

A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.

Report by Robert J. Johnston

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Turkey-Israel relations in a changing geopolitical landscape

Online Event The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosts a discussion on the future of Turkey-Israel relations in the context of a regional landscape in flux.

8:30am Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia Israel Middle East

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The role of oil and gas in net-zero

Online Event How will oil and gas companies not just realize their own net-zero targets, but also meet the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly decarbonizing energy system?

2:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Nord Stream 2: Pipeline to controversy?

Online Event The Biden team’s choice to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG may present a real challenge for transatlantic relations. Will Congress force the president’s hand, and how will the upcoming Biden-Putin summit be impacted?

1:00pm Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany Oil and Gas

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Mon, Aug 2, 2021

The energy transition in the Arab Gulf: From vision to reality

The United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have emerged as leaders in the Arab Gulf's energy transition. But even as the two countries work to decarbonize their economies, challenges remain.

Report by Dr. Jean-François Seznec; Samer Mosis

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
President Biden and Chancellor Merkel at a press conference at the White House.

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Why is Biden letting Putin win?

Russia and Germany, enabled by a distracted and increasingly isolationist United States, trample Europe and ignore the wishes of Central and Eastern European and Baltic nation-states. What does the White House think it’s doing?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Friedlander quoted in Reuters on evasion of oil sanctions

Read the full article here.

In the News by Julia Friedlander

China Economic Sanctions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Nord Stream 2 gets the green light

How will the United States and Germany balance business needs with security? And what price will Kyiv be forced to pay? We drilled down with our experts for answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Germany

Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Gazprom’s folly: In seeking to deliver Nord Stream 2, it may undermine its own access to EU markets

After six years of debate and controversy over Nord Stream 2, the pipeline is now close to physical completion. Gazprom now wants to ensure that it is not just completed, but that it also receives all EU regulatory clearances rapidly, so the pipeline can be brought online. However, issues regarding compliance with existing EU law, prospective legal challenges, and consequences of Russian geopolitical natural gas power plays may complicate that narrative.

EnergySource by Alan Riley

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in France24 on OPEC+ Row

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Can energy be the key to Turkish-US relations in the Biden era?

In spite of ups and downs in the political relationship, the United States and Turkey have always shared mutual interests on energy including through the Southern Gas Corridor and emerging LNG trade. Shared priorities on developing renewables and cooperation to strengthen the energy security of Eastern Europe are now emerging areas of cooperation.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity International Organizations

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition

A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.

Report by Robert J. Johnston

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, May 14, 2021

Ashford in InkStick: The cautionary tale of the pipeline

On May 14, Emma Ashford wrote an article in Inkstick on the national security implications of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack. “But while the broad particulars of this story are correct — the Colonial Pipeline was indeed the victim of a ransomware attack which halted transit and caused gasoline shortages up and down the East […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

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