Energy Security

Nigeria’s Gas: Relief or Redux for the Resource Sector?

cc Flickr U.S. Institute of Peace, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A global crisis – this time the COVID-19 pandemic – has once again underscored the dangers of Nigeria’s economic overreliance on oil.

LNG Imports and New Supply Challenge Russia’s Hold on European Gas Market

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LNG imports and Azeri pipelines look set to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies, potentially limiting Moscow’s political and economic influence over the region.

Backgrounder: The Water Crisis in Crimea

Sunset over the Dnieper River, which once met most of Crimea's water needs,, cc Flickr tuyddatygl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the economic, environmental, and geopolitical dynamics surrounding the ongoing water crisis in Crimea.

Peace in a Pandemic: Containing Africa’s Conflicts

BurkinaFasoFlintlock2019, Members of the Burkinabe honor guard stand ready to be called to attention before the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Flintlock is an annual African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as western special operations forces since 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker / released), https://www.africom.mil/media-room/article/31543/more-than-30-nations-kick-off-flintlock-2019-in-burkina-faso-mauritania

COVID-19 is upending local security dynamics in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa.

COVID-19: Time to Rethink International Peace & Security

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In a world ravaged by COVID-19, multilateralism is the only path leading back to global prosperity.

OPEC++ Deal Lands with a Whimper

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Past OPEC+ deals have been long on hype and short on substance, and this one is unlikely to be any different.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (3-19-2020)

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Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

Oil’s Armageddon: Implications for African Exporters

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Africa’s largest oil exporters are not in a position to weather the massive price disruptions wrought by COVID-19 and Saudi-Russian acrimony.

A Perfect Storm Brews above the US Energy Industry

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After COVID-19, Russia, and Saudi Arabia are through with it, there might not be much of an industry left.

Debt in a Time of Coronavirus

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With COVID-related shutdowns abound, are major economies headed for a massive credit crunch?

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