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Sep 20, 2021

Will a Taliban victory advance TAPI?

By Steve Mann

The Taliban’s ascent in Afghanistan has shaken up the prospects for a pipeline from Turkmenistan to India. Financial and reputational risks abound, and though a few possibilities remain, they possess serious limitations, calling the pipeline’s future into question.

Central Asia Energy & Environment


Aug 2, 2021

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

By Dr. Jean-François Seznec; Samer Mosis

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Oct 3, 2022

Is Russia preparing to target vital Norwegian energy exports to Europe?

By Thomas S. Warrick

Recent drone activity close to Norwegian energy infrastructure has sparked calls for urgent security measures to prevent potential Russian sabotage of vital oil and gas exports to Europe in the coming months.

Conflict Energy & Environment


Oct 3, 2022

European unity is essential as Putin prepares to weaponize winter

By Kira Rudik

European unity will be vital in the coming months as Russia attempts to weaponize winter in order to convince EU leaders to abandon their support for Ukraine and end their opposition to Vladimir Putin's ongoing invasion.

Conflict Economic Sanctions
Ceremony to declare Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories held in Moscow

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Sep 30, 2022

Russian War Report: Putin illegally annexes Ukrainian territory

On September 30, Russian President Putin officially annexed four Ukrainian oblasts, incorporating them into Russia. The announcement was met with swift global condemnation.

Conflict Disinformation


Sep 26, 2022

The West should not fear the prospect of a post-Putin Russia

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Many in the West believe the fall of Vladimir Putin would pave the way for an even more extreme successor in Moscow but post-Putin Russia may actually reject the anti-Western policies of today's Kremlin.

Conflict Democratic Transitions


Sep 26, 2022

Amman-Baghdad-Cairo (ABC) Agreement: A new path for economic integration

By Racha Helwa, Barik Schuber, and Ibrahim Saif

Since 2019, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan have held multiple summit meetings to discuss trilateral agreements to formalize and deepen economic integration. By cooperating among themselves, the three countries can represent a united political and economic front. This report explores the potential benefits and pitfalls to avoid from the perspective of each country: Egypt, Jordan, Iraq.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth


Sep 22, 2022

Will Ukraine invasion condemn Putin to place among Russia’s worst rulers?

By Anders Åslund

Vladimir Putin has long dreamed of securing his place among the titans of Russian history but his disastrous Ukraine invasion now leaves him destined to be remembered as one of the country’s worst rulers.

Conflict Corruption

In the News

Sep 19, 2022

Nonresident senior fellow Brian O’Toole cited in the New York Times on Russian oil output following a price cap

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Sep 15, 2022

What’s next for European energy security? Our experts decipher the State of the European Union Address.

By Atlantic Council experts

Ursula von der Leyen's speech focused on energy and strategic decoupling of supply chains amid Russia's war in Ukraine, but didn't delve into common defense.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Sep 11, 2022

Russia is facing defeat in Putin’s gas war against the European Union

By Aura Sabadus

Vladimir Putin has declared an energy war against the European Union but there are growing signs that the Russian dictator may have overplayed his hand, writes Aura Sabadus.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

Britain Debrief

Sep 9, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What are the origins of Europe’s energy crisis? | A Debrief from Dr. Helen Thompson

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Dr. Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, on Europe’s energy, climate and geopolitical reckoning.

Civil Society Conflict