Venezuela’s loss of production volumes was the largest global unplanned fall in crude oil output in 2017, a trend that has continued to intensify into 2018 and has the potential to get significantly worse in the coming months.
June 15, 2018
| Haim MalkaUnless growth strategies are accompanied by more effective water management strategies, these plans threaten to exacerbate the Maghreb’s water stress, fuel more social unrest, and deepen inequalities.
June 11, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Larry Goldstein, Albert HelmigThe global oil market continues to evolve in both predictable and yet uncertain ways. Like previous OPEC meetings, next week’s discussions, including the emerging rifts between the larger members with spare capacity and those without such luxury, will need to be managed.
June 11, 2018
| Stephen J. Naimoli, Jane NakanoWhile renewable energy is set to grow as a share of the region’s energy mix, there are indications that its potential contribution is much higher than is currently on track to be realized.
May 31, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Andrew J. StanleyWhile higher oil prices have provided Venezuela with an economic lifeline in the past, the dramatic collapse of production and exports makes it increasingly impossible for even such revenue inflows to alter Venezuela’s fate.
In a frenemy foreign policy world, where all favors and actions are considered in the context of an ongoing and uncertain negotiation over myriad issues, let’s hope this complexity does not come back to bite us.
Sarah Ladislaw, director and senior fellow of the Energy and National Security Program, testified before House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on "Geopolitics of U.S. Oil and Gas Competitiveness."
May 7, 2018
| Andrew J. StanleyIn coordination with the Embassy of Canada, the Energy and National Security Program set out to create a physical map depicting the U.S.-Canada energy trade relationship. This brief explores the map layer-by-layer, ultimately exposing the depth and detail of the complete picture.