• Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brussels blames Gazprom for its own failings

    30 April 2015.  By Pierre Noel, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security The EU Commission has accused Russian gas company Gazprom of anti-competitive practices in its dealings with several EU countries. In a new op-ed, Pierre Noel assesses the validity of this claim. Read the full article at the Financial Times (subscription required)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Politics and Strategy

    Pierre Noël: Europe must not block the South Stream pipeline

    16 September 2014.  In responding to the Ukraine security crisis, the European Union should have done whatever it could to insulate the Russia–Europe gas relationship from foreign-policy tension. By opposing South Stream, the pipeline system that would bypass Ukraine as a gas-transit country, it has done the exact opposite. Understandably enough, EU leaders state that they are unwilling to cooperate with Moscow at Kiev’s expense. They appear to have suddenly realised that a bypassed...

  • Expert Commentary

    Bloomberg: EU-Russia Gas Trade is Biggest Stake: Noel

    09 September 2014.  Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic & Energy Security, IISS Pierre Noel discusses Europe’s reliance on Russian gas, the significance of Russia’s trade pact with China and the possibility of a gas crisis between Europe and Russia with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on 'On The Move.' Watch at Bloomberg  Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, will discuss 'The International System and the Ukraine Crisis' in the first plenary session of the 2014 IISS Global...

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