• 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

    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...

  • IISS Voices

    Nicholas Redman: Putin and the plunging oil price

    06 December 2014.  By Nicholas Redman, Senior Fellow for Geopolitical Risk and Economic Security Vladimir Putin depicted Russia as a state defiant under siege in his 4 December speech to both houses of Russia’s parliament. Sanctions imposed over the course of this year have hurt the Russian economy, which was already misfiring, but the bigger story of late has been the fall in the price of oil, from over $110 per barrel in...

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: China’s fissile-material production

    05 December 2014. 

    The availability of fissile material was from the outset a major factor shaping the pace and scope of Chinese nuclear-weapons deployments.

  • Strategic Comments

    Nuclear power: growing role of emerging nations

    28 November 2014. 

    Nuclear energy has traditionally been the domain of industrialised states, but the increasing engagement of emerging nations with this technology will have important implications for nuclear governance.

  • 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

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