Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

By David L. Goldwyn

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action


Apr 20, 2020

Containing Russian influence in Venezuela

By David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

The Russian government has been instrumental in preserving the Maduro regime, despite years of intense domestic and international pressure favoring a democratic transition, providing the regime invaluable diplomatic leverage, security personnel, and material, as well as an economic lifeline. The US strategy for a democratic Venezuela must recognize these realities and focus on containing Russian influence in Venezuela, as it cannot end it.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
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Sep 27, 2019

Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile

By Julia Pyper

H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, discusses Chile’s upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile’s leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country’s global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America


Sep 23, 2019

Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner

By Zachary Strauss

Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance


Mar 26, 2018

Mexico’s presidential election: Energy reforms at risk

By David L. Goldwyn

Mexico’s historic and successful energy reforms are at risk in its upcoming Presidential elections. The leading candidate for the Presidency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, referred to as AMLO, of the Morena party, has recently doubled down on his critiques of the reforms. He has pledged to review existing oil contracts, indicated he would require national […]

Energy Markets & Governance Mexico


Mar 9, 2018

The collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry and its global consequences

By Francisco Monaldi

Venezuela is in a state of desperation as its oil industry—what are the factors leading to the oil collapse, sanctions options and their impact, the impacts of Russia’s and China’s increasing presence, and various short and long-term scenarios for the industry against a potential default?

Americas Energy & Environment


May 3, 2016

The waning of Petrocaribe? Central America and Caribbean energy in transition

By David L. Goldwyn, Cory R. Gill

Petrocaribe, Caracas’ eleven-year-old energy and diplomatic alliance, is weakening. As Venezuela spirals closer to economic demise, the United States and the international community have an unprecedented opportunity to support Central America and the Caribbean’s transition away from Petrocaribe. How can the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean to advance together toward a more sustainable energy future?

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Aug 25, 2014

New Atlantic Council Report on Mexico’s Energy Reform: Mexico “Ready to Launch” Predicts Large Foreign Investment and Boost in Manufacturing from Cheaper Electricity

By The Atlantic Council

A report by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center argues that Mexico’s recently enacted energy reform will “transform Mexico into a major energy and industrial power.” Co-authored by the Arsht Center’s Senior Nonresident Energy Fellow and former US State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, David Goldwyn, NEW report reviews […]


Dec 19, 2013

Mexico Rising: Comprehensive Energy Reform at Last?

By David J. Goldwyn

A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Mexican energy reform argues that Mexico has positioned itself to become a major player in the global market as a competitive and transparent supplier of oil. Authored by former State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David Goldwyn, […]

Energy & Environment Mexico

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