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Economic and Energy Security

From Ukraine to Southeast Asia, via the Middle East, energy continues to be a major geopolitical issue, and an important IISS research strand in an era of climate change.

Discussion Meeting

The Security of Seaborne Oil & Gas Trade: An Economic Approach

Dr Pierre Noël presented the key findings of an IISS research project looking at the economic implications of maritime insecurity in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

  • Expert Commentary

    Asian Investment Conference: The new energy reality – are low crude prices here to stay?

    27 April 2015.  Asian Investment Conference Keynote Panel with Dr Pierre Noël, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, Professor Ni Lexiong, School of International Studies and Public Administration, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE - FACTS Global Energy and Dr Ken Koyama, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan What are the dynamics impacting energy prices, and particularly oil – now and...

  • Strategic Comments

    Petrobras scandal casts cloud over Brazil's prospects

    30 March 2015. 

    The vast corruption scandal engulfing Petrobras comes after years of problems tied to excessively political management of the company. Public anger both at the scandal and an economic slowdown is undermining President Dilma Rousseff's popularity.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Eleven: Securing Middle East Oil

    15 December 2014. 

    Could China replace the United States in the role of guarantor of security in the Gulf?

  • Manama Voices

    Securing Middle East Oil

    09 December 2014.  Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS:  Chapter Eleven (extract)

  • Manama Voices

    Pierre Noel: The falling price of oil

    07 December 2014.  Speaking at the 2014 Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, Pierre Noel, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, said that the most significant recent development for energy in the Middle East is the collapse in the price of oil. This is going to have significant effects on not only the economics of the region, but also potentially the security situation. The oil exporters of the Middle East have...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël: Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship

    10 October 2014.  In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much lower price for its gas imports and the ability to swap gas with Gazprom’s clients in...

  • Events

    Criminal Threats to Mexico's Energy Revolution

    30 September 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Gustavo Mohar
    CEO, Grupo Atalaya
    Former General Secretary, CISEN
    Juan Carlos Boué
    Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday, 30 September 2014

  • Events

    Energy Security and the Ukraine Crisis

    24 September 2014.  IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Dr Pierre Noel
    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for
    Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

  • Events

    Global Strategic Review 2014

    19 September 2014. 

    11th IISS Global Strategic Review
    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
    19-21 September 2014

  • Events

    Press Launch - Strategic Survey 2014

    18 September 2014. 

    Press Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 18 September 2014

IISS Voices

Changing Dynamics of India–West Asia Relations

With fundamental changes in the political and economic balances at a global and regional level, it is not a coincidence that as India ‘looks West’, the GCC too is looking East, to India.