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Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

With increasing uncertainty about just how deep of a wound the novel coronavirus will inflict on the global economy, what will be the effect of a Russian-Saudi oil war?

10:00am Washington DC

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Big changes in Kyiv: What do they mean?

On March 4, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy removed the prime minister and a majority of the reform-minded ministers in the government. Reaction has been swift and negative, but what do the changes actually mean?

9:30am

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

How Naftogaz outfoxed the Kremlin and can do it again

Where does Naftogaz stand six years after the Maidan revolution? What is the current state of the Ukrainian energy sector? And what has been the impact on the broader European market? Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev joins the Atlantic Council to shed light on the issues at hand.

3:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Why should the US care about Ukraine?

The recent impeachment hearings put a spotlight on Ukraine and US national interests there. The National Interest magazine compared current policy to Vietnam’s “groupthink” while Ambassador John Herbst argued that the United States has vital strategic interests in Ukraine. This debate will settle the score.

2:30pm Washington DC

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.