In the Summer 2006 issue of The National Interest, former National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane addressed Brazil’s potential contribution to American energy independence.
When it comes to future Eurasian energy supplies vis-a-vis anticipated global demand, experts converge behind this memorable sentiment: “Houston we have a problem.”
The energy initiatives proposed in last night’s State of the Union may sound progressive, but their cumulative impact leaves much to be desired.
The energy game with Russia has just begun. For the EU, the only viable response to Russia’s recent play is to act as one team playing for the same collective goal—as difficult as that might be.
Instead of entering acrimonious talks on Iran sanctions, the Security Council should consider an infinitely pragmatic proposition.
There’s more than Cold-War nostalgia in the fascination with the Russia-Georgia face-off. The West looks for signs of Moscow’s energy-policy temperament.
For the past year, oil analysts, politicians and investors have been bewildered by the Kremlin's legal assault in Russia's largest privately own company - oil giant Yukos.
The oil industry once again finds itself in the familiar, but unpleasant, position of being the focus of controversy, investigations, political attacks, vilification and public indignation.
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America's only really important strategic interest in the Gulf region is energy - a factor which is likely to double from the current 2.