February 19, 2020
| Heather A. Conley, Donatienne Ruy From European Election Watch Ireland's election yielded a fractured political landscape. The two mainstream parties are considering a grand coalition to keep Sinn Fein out but voters have asked for change; they should beware the consequences of denying voters' choice.
There is a tendency to cheer the role that gas has played in reducing coal use, but that might oversimplify the forces at play. Gas is playing a role in reducing coal consumption in Europe, but that role is neither simple nor straightforward.
January 31, 2020 From The Post-Soviet Post Japan is preparing for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s spring 2020 state visit, which will serve as a litmus test of the historically fraught bilateral relationship.
January 27, 2020
| Nikos Tsafos From Energy Headlines Versus Trendlines Over the past decade, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has expanded dramatically: over 20 countries started to import LNG after 2008, opening far and wide a market hitherto limited to a small number of big importers.