A billboard, backdropped by the Catia neighborhood, promotes an image of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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Commentary

In a new commentary, Richard Nephew examines the effectiveness of the sanctions put in place against Venezuela.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

As China’s reported number of coronavirus cases hovers close to zero and the country begins charting an ambitious economic recovery, one question emerging is how the pandemic affects China’s outlook for energy and...

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Op-ed

In a new op-ed for Americas Quarterly, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas writes that centrist positions – both on the economy and on how to re-open – are needed now more than ever.

Logistics and transportation of Container Cargo ship and Cargo plane with working crane bridge in shipyard at sunrise, logistic import export and transport industry background
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Commentary

In a new commentary, Richard Nephew examines the impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains and sanctions, exploring how efforts to deglobalize supply chains will have important effects on global economic statecraft. 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh on Oct. 24, 2018.
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Op-ed

In his latest essay in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines the geopolitical impacts of the 2020 oil crash and explains why, despite near-term economic pain, Saudi Arabia may be an unexpected beneficiary looking beyond the immediate crisis.

Middle East Gas Demand
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Report

In a new report, Robin Mills examines the future of Middle East gas demand in the context of budget deficits, shifts in domestic and industrial demand and falling oil prices. 

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April 22, 2020

The Columbia Global Energy Summit scheduled for April 22, 2020 has been cancelled. We have been monitoring very closely the progression of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of updates from the World Health Organization and guidance...

Virus Outbreak Iran Nowruz
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Commentary

Richard Nephew argues that the current international situation undermines the US contention that sanctions are comparatively humane policy tools and justified in use, especially as relates to sanctions imposed against Iran and Venezuela.

Russia and Saudi Arabia have a unique chance to test global storage capacity limits © Bloomberg
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Op-ed

Antoine Halff argues that on the face of it, the idea of Saudi Arabia and Russia starting an oil price war in the middle of a global pandemic is foolhardy. But from a game theory perspective, it is a masterstroke.

Nuclear power plant after sunset. Dusk landscape with big chimneys.
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Report

Richard Nephew recommends several changes to how US nuclear cooperation agreements are negotiated as well as enhancements to overall US nuclear nonproliferation policies.

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