Todd Royal, M.P.P. is the Managing Partner for Energy development, Oil & Gas, and Renewables for Ascendance Strategies, a global threat assessment and political consulting firm that is based in Los Angeles, California
President Donald Trump has turned US energy policy on its head.
New production from Libya is threatening OPEC attempts to support global oil prices.
Supply and demand – not geopolitical factors – will move oil prices through 2017.
Amid economic collapse, the Venezuelan government is now forced to choose between repaying bonds or its oil-for-loans benefactors in China and Russia.
Geopolitical flashpoints are multiplying across several continents, and no one is stepping up to deal with them.
The old international order is falling apart, and a recommitment to deterrence can help stabilize the new one.
Appeasement didn’t work in the 1930s, and it doesn’t work now.
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan’s own policies were the height of ‘folly.’
Faced with spreading conflict and instability throughout the world, who will lead?
The Iran nuclear deal will not be viewed favorably by future historians.