Spotlight: 2020 Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

Global Energy Center in the news

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Shaffer in The Brown Journal of World Affairs: In the era of US energy abundance: the role of the Caspian Region in US policy

In the News

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Shaffer in Baku Dialogues: Iran’s longstanding cooperation with Armenia

When the Soviet Union collapsed in December 1991, Iran’s stable northern boundary suddenly became a shared border with five states: land borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan, and maritime borders with Kazakhstan and Russia. Tehran viewed this momentous change as a source of several new security challenges.

In the News

Iran Middle East

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

California’s blackouts and renewable energy: Culprit or imperative?

In mid-August, California made headlines when several days of rolling blackouts coincided with a massive heatwave, with up to three million residents facing up to four hours of power outages. For Californians, this crisis must prompt an examination of both the grid management practices that contributed to these blackouts, and the optimal way to store or supplement wind and solar power. And while many were quick to blame the blackouts on the states’s growing reliance on renewables, the underlying causes for the crisis can only be mitigated with more clean energy.

EnergySource by Leslie Hayward

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Shaffer in National Interest: Iran’s multiethnic society explains why Tehran fears democracy

Iran faces the democracy conundrum: in multi-ethnic states where one non-majority group prevails over others, democratization entails risk of loss of empire.

In the News

Iran Middle East

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

Morningstar interviewed in Naval Postgraduate School event on energy and challenges in the Caucasus region—August 12, 2020

Remarks from a Naval Postgraduate School interview with Amb. Richard Morningstar of the Global Energy Center on energy security and challenges in the Caucasus region, with Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and Prof. Brenda Shaffer, senior fellow in the Global Energy Center

In the News by Richard L. Morningstar

Eastern Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Shaffer in The Economist: Turkey and Greece avoid coming to blows, for now

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Ellinas in StockWatch: What Chevron’s acquisition of Noble Energy means for Cyprus

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Shaffer in Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Chevron Increases Its Presence in the Eastern Mediterranean

In the News

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Ellinas in CyprusMail: Greece’s green evolution, Cyprus going backwards

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Shaffer in Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Poses Threat to European Energy Security

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia