Blog Posts: Energy

Russian Territorial Claim Collides with Convention on the Law of the Sea

While Russia is no longer one of the world’s two preeminent superpowers, its most recent filing with a United Nations commission aims to cement its position as the superpower in the Arctic.


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph A. Fleishman on Fri. September 18, 2015 8:18 AM
Categories: Climate Change, Energy, Natural resources, Russia, Shipping, Territorial disputes

A 21st Century Model for U.S. Nuclear Policy

The United States has been in high-stakes negotiations with Iran in recent months over the rollback of Iran's nuclear program. The agreement would place severe restrictions on Iran’s ability to accrue and enrich uranium beyond a specified level for ten years.


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Posted by Joseph Ho Kim (Joe) on Thu. March 19, 2015 12:59 PM
Categories: China, Energy, Israel, Nuclear weapons, Pakistan, South Korea, WMD

Sneak Preview: Navigating the Conflict Over Gas Reserves in the Mediterranean's Levant Basin

In April 2012, forty percent of Israel’s natural gas supply was cut off almost instantly. After months of supply interruptions and allegations of self-dealing on the part of Egyptians in forging a natural gas deal with the Israeli government, the Egyptian government reneged on its agreement to supply Israel with natural gas to meet its energy needs. Almost overnight, Israel was left to figure out how to supply almost half of its energy needs.


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No Comments | Posted by Blakely E. Whilden on Wed. April 2, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Energy, Israel, Lebanon, Natural resources

Historic Nuclear Agreement with Iran Made Possible by Iranian "Concession" About Recognition of the Right to Enrich Uranium

Iran has demanded recognition of its right to enrich uranium since the beginning of talks on its nuclear program. The United States has consistently rejected such a right. Both sides have refused to budge over nearly a decade of negotiations, but Iran recently changed its approach and went public with a concession that facilitated nuclear negotiations between the sides.


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No Comments | Posted by Wesley D. Mayberry on Wed. January 15, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Energy, Iran

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