Post Tagged with: "energy politics"

Getting Russian Gas to Europe: Old Relationships Sprout New Wings

Getting Russian Gas to Europe: Old Relationships Sprout New Wings

It remains to be seen is how quickly Russia, Turkey and Hungary will embrace the new pipeline and how effective, in the lack of rules, this relationship can be.

Caspian (Virtual) Energy Geopolitics

Caspian (Virtual) Energy Geopolitics

A simple sentence could summarize almost a decade of negotiations, both political and economic, over a field that has not brought a single drop of oil to the surface: “No oil, plenty of ink”. The case of Kurmangazy, an oil field which lies about half way between the Russian and the Kazakh coasts, helps us understand the multidisciplinarity and the importance of the role of energy in foreign policy decision-making.

Investment bubbles and climate politics

Investment bubbles and climate politics

If you didn’t read Matt Taibbi’s piece “The Great American Bubble Machine” from Rolling Stone, then this is a good time to check it out. The article, which argues that the investment firm Goldman Sachs has been behind a series of disastrous speculative bubbles in recent years, has received a great deal of attention.

The international politics of peak oil and energy policy

The international politics of peak oil and energy policy

The abrupt rises in oil prices in recent years coupled with worry about the long-term viability of a fossil-based economy have prompted some writers to foretell the coming of a ‘new dark age’ of Malthusian proportions. Very little appears to abate the current and soaring demand for oil, even as world oil production reaches it peak.

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