Frank Verrastro: The Middle East and Global Energy Markets
This week on Babel, Jon speaks with Frank Verrastro, a senior advisor with the Energy and Climate Change Program at CSIS. They talk about price volatility in the energy market, President Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia and its potential effect on the oil supply, and the current bottlenecks affecting the production of oil and natural gas. Then, Jon continues the conversation with Will Todman and Caleb Harper about how Middle Eastern oil producers are thinking about the near-term future of energy and what that means for U.S. relationships in the region.
- Frank Verrastro and Albert Helmig, "High Gasoline Prices Put Focus on Refiners, No Easy Solutions Ahead," CSIS, June 28, 2022.
- Jon Alterman, "Who Needs Oil When You Have Land?" CSIS, March 28, 2022.
- Jon Alterman, "A New Revolution in the Middle East," CSIS, August 9, 2021.
- Transcript, "The Middle East and Global Energy Markets," CSIS, June 28, 2022.
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Fellow, Middle East Program
Program Coordinator and Research Assistant, Middle East Program