• Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: What does the US–China deal mean for climate change?

    21 November 2014.  The 12 November announcement by presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama of their countries’ post-2020 targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions has been hailed as historic. It is important for a number of reasons. It is the first time China has made a formal, quantified commitment to emissions reduction (rather than merely slowing emissions growth). It reflects Obama’s decision to use executive action to cope with important issues, so as to...

  • IGF

    The Geo-Economics of Commodities

    10 November 2014. 

    India Global Forum 2014 Third plenary Session
    Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Former Minister of Finance, Chile; Senior Adviser, IISS
    Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, Advisor for Political and Economic Affairs, Court of HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain
    Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum

  • 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

  • GSR

    Global Energy: A Strategic Assessment

    21 September 2014. 

    Global Stratgic Review 2014 Third Plenary Session
    Dr Xavier Chen, President, Beijing Energy Club 
    Tadashi Maeda, Senior Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Member of the Council, IISS 
    Dr William Pizer, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University; former Deputy Assistant Secretary  for Environment and Energy, US Department of the Treasury  

  • GSR

    Strategic Risk: The Perspective from Business

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Saturday Evening Keynote Discussion
    Marilyn Hirsch, Global Head of Strategic Planning, AIG 
    Andrés Rozental, Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations 
    John Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil

  • GSR

    Strategic Risk: The Perspective from Business: Andrés Rozental

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Saturday Evening Keynote Discussion
    Andrés Rozental, Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations 

  • GSR

    Strategic Risk - The Perspective from Business: Keynote Discussion

    20 September 2014. 

    Global Strategic Review 2014 Saturday Evening Keynote Discussion
    Marilyn Hirsch, Global Head of Strategic Planning, AIG 
    Andrés Rozental, Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations 
    John Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil

  • Survival

    Climate, Scarcity and Conflict

    17 September 2014. 

    The security threat from global warming is inextricably linked to development. Resource scarcity and environmental change increase the risk of conflict, and institutional capacity is key to minimising this effect.

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