Energy Security

Kazakhstan is opting for nuclear engagement, not deterrence

Date: 10-23-2017

With North Korea wreaking havoc by testing nuclear weapons and missiles, and with Iranian nuclear program becoming once again the focus of U.S. foreign policy,…


Dr. Cohen Featured in Article on Yemen

Date: 03-30-2017

The Washington Diplomat “World Turns Blind Eye to Yemen’s Civil War, Rohingya Refugees and South Sudan’s Famine” By Larry Luxner Updated March 30, 2017 http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15159:world-turns-blind-eye-to-yemens-civil-war-rohingya-refugees-and-south-sudans-famine&catid=1556&Itemid=428…


Dr. Cohen on BBC World News commenting on the meeting between President Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel

Date: 03-20-2017

BBC March 20, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGqX9G7T6M&feature=youtu.be


The Trump-Putin Honeymoon is Over

Date: 03-01-2017

Newsweek March 1, 2017 By Ariel Cohen http://www.newsweek.com/trump-putin-honeymoon-over-562180 This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. As Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster takes over President…


Interview: The Importance of Azerbaijan for Russia and the USA

Date: 02-20-2017

СВС Знаковая Встреча в Баку http://cbc.az/ru/v_story/video1487344509 В связи со встречей руководителей генштабов США и России международные эксперты отмечают все более возрастающую роль Азербайджана, как важного…


Ариэль Коэн: Азербайджану Доверяют и США, и Россия

Date: 02-17-2017

СВС 17/02/17 http://cbc.az/ru/v_story/video1487341990 Избрание Баку местом встречи начальника Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил России, первого заместителя министра обороны генерала армии Валерия Герасимова и председателя Комитета начальников…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on Baltic Region in Kaliningrad

Date: 01-25-2017

Regnum January 25, 2017 “Мы можем ожидать переориентацию прибалтийских элит” https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2230838.html КАЛИНИНГРАД, 25 января 2017, 10:47 — REGNUM  С победой Дональда Трампа переориентация элит Прибалтики может иметь место,…


Dr. Cohen’s Comments on NATO, Baltics, and WWIII

Date: 01-25-2017

Komsolmolskaya Pravda “Американский политолог: Батальоны НАТО в Прибалтике – это ловушка” By Aleksei Denisenkov January 25, 2017 http://www.kaliningrad.kp.ru/daily/26634/3653607/ Название дискуссии, которая прошла накануне в БФУ…


Dr. Cohen on NATO’s Withdrawal from the Baltics

Date: 01-24-2017

24 Vesti Kaliningrad “Большая часть военных НАТО вернётся из Прибалтики и Польши обратно на свои базы” January 24, 2017 http://vesti-kaliningrad.ru/bolshaya-chast-voennyx-nato-vernyotsya-iz-pribaltiki-i-polshi-obratno-na-svoi-bazy/


Dr. Cohen on Kazakhstan’s Role in Syria

Date: 01-21-2017

Telekanal Khabar “А.Коэн: Казахстан стал центральным игроком в процессе урегулирования ситуации в Сирии” January 21, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLPQj2U7hdg#action=share


Russia Pivotal In Rex Tillerson’s Nomination For Secretary Of State

Date: 12-20-2016

The Daily Caller Ariel Cohen December 20, 2016 http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/20/russia-pivotal-in-rex-tillersons-nomination-for-secretary-of-state/ President-elect Donald J Trump wants to shake up the U.S. Government, including the State Department. He…


Dr. Cohen Commenting on Tillerson

Date: 12-15-2016

Forbes Exxon’s Sanctioned Russian Oil Deal Threatens Rex Tillerson As Trump’s Secretary Of State Kenneth Rapoza December 15, 2016 http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/12/15/trump-russia-exxon-tillerson/#67f899363a63  President-elect Donald Trump wants him.…


“Georgian Dream Meets Reality: The Coalition’s First Term and Future Reform Prospects”

Date: 10-14-2016

“Georgian Dream Meets Reality: The Coalition’s First Term and Future Reform Prospects” Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and Ivan Benovic October 2016 http://www.iags.org/GeorgiaReportOct2016.pdf Executive Summary Concluding its…


Ариэль Коэн: «У Азербайджана в этом смысле непростая ситуация…»

Date: 09-30-2016

Ариэль Коэн: «У Азербайджана в этом смысле непростая ситуация…» Dr. Cohen discussing Azerbaijan on Vesti AZ Vesti AZ September 30, 2016 http://m.vesti.az/news/307511 В августе в…


Russia Is Not Nine Feet Tall

Date: 04-01-2016

As Russia has boycotted the global Nuclear Security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, March 31-April 1, 2016, questions arise as to…


United States and Canada Must Jointly Develop North American Energy Market

Date: 03-25-2016

Atlantic Council March 25, 2016 By Ariel Cohen Falling oil prices are a major challenge for oil revenue-dependent markets, including Venezuela, Russia, and Iran. But…


Iranian gas industry to require massive investments to meet European demands

Date: 01-27-2016

Trend News Agency January 26, 2016 By Elena Kosolapova http://en.trend.az/business/energy/2486234.html The Iranian gas industry will require massive investments to meet European and global demand, Non-resident…


Why TANAP/TAP a better alternative than Turkish Stream

Date: 01-27-2016

Trend News Agency January 27, 2016 By Aygun Badalova http://en.trend.az/business/energy/2486185.html The Trans Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), being realized within…


Saudi-Iranian Crisis, China’s Economic Slide Set Stage for Perfect Storm in the Oil Market

Date: 01-05-2016

The Atlantic Council January 5, 2016 By Ariel Cohen The deepening rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran may have dire consequences for global oil markets…


Russia’s Quarrel With Turkey Is Distracting—and Dangerous

Date: 12-03-2015

The National Interest December 3, 2015 By Ariel Cohen De-escalation is crucial in order to restore focus on the Syrian war itself. As the world’s…


REPORT: Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond

Date: 11-18-2015

Atlantic Council November 18, 2015 By Dr. Ariel Cohen In Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond, Senior Fellow at…


Ariel Cohen: Georgia Could Become an Energy Exporter

Date: 10-29-2015

Georgia Today, like many of our Readers, was interested in the groundbreaking announcement by a US independent oil and gas exploration and production company Frontera…


War in Syria: Time for America to Get Tough on Russia

Date: 10-15-2015

The National Interest October 15, 2015 By Ariel Cohen http://nationalinterest.org/feature/war-syria-time-america-get-tough-russia-14082 Last week, Russia hit Syria with 26 Kalibr cruise missiles fired from its warships in…


Why Russia keeps pumping crude even as oil prices plummet

Date: 09-08-2015

Russia – despite serious economic headwinds, and Western energy sanctions – is scrambling make sure it retains its status as a global leader in oil…


China’s “One Belt – One Road” Mega-project Will Boost Eurasian Natural Gas Opportunities

Date: 06-29-2015

The efforts of China to ensure its economic development and preeminence include the creation of the “New Silk Road” – the enormous system of infrastructure…


Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply

Date: 06-22-2015

As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in…

Security Europe
http://www.securityeurope.info/turkey-threatens-the-major-prospects-for-eastern-med-gas-supply/

Beyond Oil and Gas: Kazakhstan Bets its Future on Reform

Date: 06-08-2015

Recent events in Ukraine and Russia’s anti-Western rhetoric and military posture force European energy consumers to look for alternatives for Russian hydrocarbons. One of the…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/oil-and-gas-kazakhstan-new-silk-road-ariel-cohen-24055

Systemic Violence Threatens Middle East Oil Outlook

Date: 06-03-2015

When oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meet in Vienna on June 5, they’ll face a strategic dilemma. Political instability…

The Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/systemic-violence-threatens-middle-east-oil-outlook

Why the 2016 Election Should Focus on Coal’s Future

Date: 05-08-2015

Although many in the U.S. and around the world are trying to do in coal, it remains an important energy source in the 21st century.…

Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/05/08/why-the-2016-election-should-focus-on-coals-future/

Will Greece-Russia gas deal threated EU energy security?

Date: 05-05-2015

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Greece would get “hundreds of millions of Euros every year” for…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/greece-russia-gas-deal-threaten-eu-energy-security-23487?utm_content=bufferd2ffd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How the Eastern Mediterranean Could Supply Natural Gas to Europe

Date: 04-03-2015

As Europe is seeking sources of natural gas to serve as an alternative for the politically sensitive Gazprom supply, a massive gas source presents itself…


The Big Mistake Ukraine Is Making on Energy

Date: 04-01-2015

Ukraine is facing a huge energy-security challenge. It is dependent on Russia supplying most of its natural gas as well as uranium fuel for its…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/04/01/the-big-mistake-ukraine-is-making-on-energy/

For Better Relations with Russia, Ukraine Needs Independence

Date: 03-16-2015

The future of Ukraine was discussed at the Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kiev.  Despite the fact that  the Ukrainian energy market is seasawed due to…


Ukraine’s tax hike will strangle the domestic oil and gas sector

Date: 03-10-2015

Ukraine is facing existential challenges, and energy security is one of them. The country is dependent on Russia supplying most of its natural gas as…

Natural Gas Europe
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/ukraines-tax-hike-will-strangle-domestic-oil-and-gas-sector-22596

Turkey and Russia: Alliance or Battle Over Energy?

Date: 12-09-2014

Turkey and Russia form stronger bilateral ties with a new extensive energy deal, but is it sustainable? Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced the cancellation…

The Globalist
http://www.theglobalist.com/turkey-and-russia-alliance-or-battle-over-energy/

Lecture: “Challenges and Prospects of Oil and Gas Industry in Russia and Worldwide”

Date: 12-02-2014

Moscow on the “Challenges and Prospects of Oil and Gas Industry in Russia and Worldwide.” The global energy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace,…


Interview “Ариэль Коэн: Кремль, нефть и пропаганда”

Date: 12-01-2014

Есть ли у США ответ на украинскую агрессию Путина? Говорим с профессором Ариэлем Коэном. http://www.svoboda.org/media/video/26709780.html By Михаил Соколов November 27, 2014 RFE/RL  


A Glimpse at Energy Politics in ‘The World Is Not Enough’

Date: 11-28-2014

Michael Apted’s 1999 film “The World Is Not Enough” portrays the iconic James Bond and his fight against an international conspiracy involving a Caspian oil…


The Case for Keystone XL

Date: 11-27-2014

The most important change needed for transporting crude throughout North America is the approval and construction of the fourth phase of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/27/the-case-for-keystone-xl/

Why ‘Energy Independence’ Sounds Better Than It Is

Date: 11-26-2014

“Energy independence” has become a buzzword too closely associated with U.S. neo-isolationism. It is true that calorie by calorie, the U.S. can become “energy independent,”…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/26/why-energy-independence-sounds-better-than-it-is/

The Absurd Gridlock Over Spent Fuel

Date: 11-25-2014

The most difficult challenge to American civilian nuclear energy is spent fuel. http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/25/the-absurd-gridlock-over-spent-fuel/ By Ariel Cohen The Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014    

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/11/25/the-absurd-gridlock-over-spent-fuel/

How East-West Competition Turned Balkan Energy into a Geopolitical Football

Date: 11-20-2014

Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, has become a major strategic liability for the West. This is especially true as…

Journal of Energy Security
http://www.ensec.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563:how-east-west-competition-turned-balkan-energy-into-a-geopolitical-football&catid=126:kr&Itemid=395

Politicians’ prosecution in Georgia is wrong – Ariel Cohen

Date: 11-05-2014

The expert said many in Washington believe that prosecuting former senior officials of Georgia, starting with President Mikheil Saakashvili and now, Alasania, is wrong, as…


Dr. Cohen’s comments on RBK Russian Business TV Channel (Video)

Date: 11-03-2014

США грозят РФ новыми санкциями, если Москва признает голосование легитимным. November 2, 2014 RBK Russian Business TV Channel http://rbctv.rbc.ru/archive/main_news/text/562949992841176.shtm


Mосква-Пекин: Новый бумеранг

Date: 10-16-2014

Во время визита Премьера Китая Ли Кецаня в Москву на этой неделе, две евразийские державы подписали беспрецедентное количество экономических соглашений: 38. Премьер Дм. Медведев расхваливал…

VOA Russia
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2014/10/15/mосква-пекин-новый-бумеранг/

The Astronomic Costs of Reversing Climate Change

Date: 10-03-2014

While energy experts love to discuss climate change, they often disregard the actual costs and benefits of this phenomenon. As political violence rises globally, addressing,…


Let’s Open Federal Lands for Energy Exploration

Date: 09-30-2014

ARIEL COHEN: If I could pass one energy policy, what would it be? I would open federal lands and offshore acreage for hydrocarbon prospecting. http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/09/30/lets-open-federal-lands-for-energy-exploration/…


Don’t Get Caught Up in the Energy-Savings Hype

Date: 09-29-2014

Increases in energy efficiency and conservation can be addressed at the government level in policy, but in the U.S. real changes in energy consumption begin…

The Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/09/29/dont-get-caught-up-in-the-energy-savings-hype/

Obama inaction on Ukraine could impede nuclear disarmament

Date: 09-02-2014

Ariel Cohen, director of the Center for Energy Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, said the situation “looks…


Interview with Dr. Cohen about Hague ruling against Russia

Date: 08-01-2014

Russia is being forced to pay back almost $52bn to former share holders of defunct oil group, Yukos. This, according to a court ruling by…

RFI
https://soundcloud.com/radiofranceinternationale/hague-ruling-against-russia-a-victory-for-yukos-shareholders-says-market-analyst-ariel-cohen

Ariel Cohen: France unlikely to bring about resolution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Date: 07-08-2014

A leading American energy and geopolitics expert and the Principal of International Market Analysis, a natural resources advisory company, Ariel Cohen spoke to Trend regarding…

Trend AZ
http://m.trend.az/en/regions/scaucasus/azerbaijan/2292351.html

Europe’s Energy Dependence on Russia Can’t Last

Date: 05-26-2014

Vladimir Putin is the father of the most significant energy mix shift in Europe. Ukraine may be the straw that broke the back of the…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2014/05/26/three-keys-european-energy-independence-russia/

Three Keys to European Energy Independence from Russia

Date: 05-21-2014

Vladimir Putin is the father of the most significant energy mix shift in Europe. Ukraine may be the straw that broke the back of the…


Why Electric and Natural-Gas Cars Will Gain Traction

Date: 05-19-2014

Ten years from now, electric (EV), hybrid and natural-gas powered cars will make some, albeit not yet decisive, inroads in our lives. There are economic,…


Interview with Dr. Cohen on China’s View of Ukraine

Date: 03-22-2014

China’s View of Ukraine On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine and unity with Russia. What are China’s…

Radio Television Hong Kong
http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/china_takes_over&d=2014-03-22&p=6185&e=255591&m=episode

Сланцы решают все: кто устроил в США энергетическую революцию

Date: 11-21-2013

Хотя администрация Обамы запустила программу поддержки альтернативной энергетики, зависимость США от импорта сырья снижают частные компании. Согласно докладу Управления энергетической информации США, в минувшем октябре впервые с…

Forbes Russia
http://www.forbes.ru/mneniya-column/konkurentsiya/247677-slantsy-reshayut-vse-kto-ustroil-v-ssha-energeticheskuyu-revolyu

America’s Missed Nuclear Energy Opportunity

Date: 11-20-2013

Increasing global power demand—coupled with high natural gas prices in Asia and Europe for electricity generation, and the alarmist climate change narrative—make the right energy…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/americas-missed-nuclear-energy-opportunity-9424

Южный Кавказ, радикализм и интересы США

Date: 10-18-2013

В Институте Хадсон в Вашингтоне прошла конференция на тему «Подъем радикального ислама на Южном Кавказе – угрозы и реакции». Конференцию, на которой мне довелось со-председательствовать,…

VOA Russia
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2013/10/18/южный-кавказ-радикализм-и-интересы-сш/

Литовский удар по «Газпрому»

Date: 07-23-2013

Литва, бывшая советская республика, а ныне суверенное европейское государство и член Евросоюза, работает над завершением амбициозного проекта, который сделает ее независимой от газовой монополии России.…

VOA Moscow
http://blogs.voanews.com/russian/us-russia/2013/07/23/литовский-удар-по-газпрому/

Lithuania LNG Terminal a Big Step in the Right Direction

Date: 07-18-2013

Lithuania is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the port of Klaipeda. The project, which is expected to be operational by 2014, will give the…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/18/lithuania-lng-terminal-a-big-step-in-the-right-direction/

Ariel Cohen: If Only U.S. Policy Was More Energy-Friendly

Date: 03-26-2013

What does growing U.S. oil production mean for energy markets and geopolitics? By Ariel Cohen March 26, 2013 http://on.wsj.com/14lSlQb

The Wall Street Journal
http://on.wsj.com/14lSlQb

How More Economic Freedom Will Attract Investment to Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Date: 06-26-2012

Central Asia, especially Kazakhstan—rich in oil and gas, and the world’s largest landlocked country—is the focus of many Fortune 500 companies seeking new business development…

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/06/how-more-economic-freedom-will-attract-investment-to-kazakhstan-and-central-asia

BP’s Russian Adventure

Date: 06-11-2012

There are many stories of Western oil-company adventures in Russia. Some of them end well, and some of them end badly. By Ariel Cohen The…

The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/bps-russian-adventure-7034

Without American Exceptionalism, U.S. Influence Wanes

Date: 12-06-2011

By James Jay Carafano PhD. Family Security Matters Obama faced challenges on every front last week—many of them can be traced, in part, to administration policies that did more…


Total’s Caspian Gas Discovery

Date: 09-12-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation Total, Europe’s third largest oil company, announced last Friday that they have made a major gas…


Total’s Caspian Gas Discovery

Date: 09-12-2011

Total, Europe’s third largest oil company, announced last Friday that they have made a major gas discovery in the Caspian Sea. The discovery, made in…

The Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/09/12/total’s-caspian-gas-discovery/

Exxon Storming the Arctic

Date: 09-07-2011

By Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation Last week, oil giant ExxonMobil announced an agreement with Russia’s state oil company, Rosneft, to explore…


The Northern Sea Route: Mired in Ice and Red Tape

Date: 08-19-2011

Ariel Cohen and Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation The accelerated melting of the polar icecaps and recent Russian announcement that the Northern Sea Route (NSR)…


U.S. Shale Gas: The Geopolitical Impact

Date: 07-28-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation     A report released last week by the Baker Institute at Rice University, “Shale Gas and U.S.…


Behind the Israeli-Lebanese Gas Row

Date: 07-26-2011

By Ariel Cohen Wall Street Journal Tensions are rising in the eastern Mediterranean between Israel and Lebanon, this time over roughly 430 square miles of contested waters that…


Heritage Findings Reaffirmed: U.S. Not Ready for a Massive Oil Crisis

Date: 07-18-2011

Ariel Cohen and Michaela Bendikova The Heritage Foundation     The United States lacks effective energy policy responses in the event of a major oil crisis. This was the conclusion…


Israel–Lebanon Natural Gas Dispute Threatens Security in Eastern Mediterranean

Date: 04-17-2011

By Ariel Cohen & Anton Altman The Heritage Foundation   Tensions are rising between Israel and Lebanon, this time over underwater gas reserves. After months of debate, Israel’s cabinet…


Islamist Terrorists Target Oil Tanker Again

Date: 09-09-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Foundry Last Friday, the United Arab Emirates acknowledged that [2] damage sustained by a Japanese supertanker on July 28, 2010, in…


From Russian Competition to Natural Resources Access: Recasting U.S. Arctic Policy

Date: 06-15-2010

By Ariel Cohen The Heritage Foundation During the past decade, the Arctic re-emerged as an area of vital U.S. interest. In addition to the oil…


Authoritarian Arms

Date: 08-20-2009

By Ariel Cohen President Hugo Chavez recently announced that Venezuela will purchase dozens of Russian tanks and other arms, signaling growing military ties between the…


The Russian Handicap to U.S. Iran Policy

Date: 04-22-2009

By Ariel Cohen There are voices in the Obama Administration who believe that the Kremlin is able and willing to exert pressure on Iran to prevent…


America, Russia, and the World: The Grim Reality of 2009

Date: 01-15-2009

By Ariel Cohen While Azerbaijan had a bumper year in 2008, the Caucasus at large suffered a shock as Russian tanks rolled into Georiga. This…


Russia’s Gas War

Date: 01-13-2009

By Ariel Cohen Despite feverish negotiations with participation of the European Union, Russia and Ukraine failed to agree on resolution of the gas dispute between…


The Oil-Price Roller Coaster : Global Challenges for The Obama Administration

Date: 12-18-2008

By Ariel Cohen & Owen Graham The global financial crisis has caused a massive slide in energy prices, down to $40-$50 a barrel of NYMEX…


The New Cold War: Reviving The U.S. Presence in the Arctic

Date: 10-30-2008

The New Cold War: Reviving The U.S. Presence in the Arctic10-30-2008 By Ariel Cohen The Arctic is quickly reemerging as a strategic area where vital…


OPEC Redux: Responding to the Russian-Iranian Gas Cartel

Date: 10-28-2008

By Ariel Cohen Steadily and stealthily, a natural gas cartel has emerged over the last seven years. On October 21 in Tehran, the Gas Exporting Countries’…


TNK-BP Deputy Chairman Blasts Russia Partners Not State

Date: 07-25-2008

TNK-BP Deputy Chairman Blasts Russia Partners Not State07-25-2008                                           By Ariel Cohen Lord George Robertson, deputy chairman of TNK-BP’s board and former secretary-general…


The Real World: The Oil Crisis-Desperate Measures

Date: 06-20-2008

The Real World: The Oil Crisis-Desperate Measures06-20-2008                                             By Ariel Cohen U.S. President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain have called for an expansion of…


The Real World: Oil’s Creative Destruction

Date: 06-13-2008

The Real World: Oil’s Creative Destruction06-13-2008                                                                   By Ariel Cohen Oil demand appears in unexpected places, where there was very little demand in the recent…


The Shifting Geopolitics of BRIC and Oil

Date: 05-30-2008

The Shifting Geopolitics of BRIC and Oil05-30-2008                                               By Ariel Cohen   The announcement by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller that his company is aiming for…


The Real World: Oil & Shifting Geopolitics

Date: 05-30-2008

The Real World: Oil & Shifting Geopolitics05-30-2008                                                    By Ariel Cohen U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry (Hank) Paulson is heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar,…


The Real World: Runaway Oil

Date: 05-23-2008

The Real World: Runaway Oil05-23-2008 Many oil producing countries benefit greatly from the rising oil prices. Oil at $135 a barrel brings them windfall profits…


Over a Barrel

Date: 05-11-2008

Over a Barrel05-11-2008 By Ariel Cohen As you go deeper into debt filling up your tank with $4 gas this weekend, look on the bright…


Trend Capital: Azerbaijan Facing Pressure From the Gas Cartel

Date: 05-11-2008

By Ariel Cohen   Caspian gas producers will come under the increasing pressure from the troika of the founders of the natural gas cartel which…


The Real World: OPEC, Master of the Universe

Date: 03-28-2008

The Real World: OPEC, Master of the Universe03-28-2008 By Ariel Cohen Skyrocketing gasoline prices may be pushing the U.S. economy over the edge, but the…


Global Energy Transformation

Date: 01-01-2008

The Real World: Global Energy Transformation Ariel Cohen The world is on the eve of a new energy order, which is going to change the…


Confronting Putin’s Push

Date: 02-14-2007

by Ariel Cohen The cold shower Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed on the United States at the international security conference in Munich should not have…


State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency

Date: 01-24-2007

State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency01-24-2007 In the State of the Union address, President Bush called a spade a…


Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Russia Would Benefit the U.S. and Russia

Date: 12-14-2006

On November 19, 2006, America and Russia signed a bilateral market access agreement that details U.S. requirements for Russia”s accession to the World Trade Organization…


The Bush-Putin Hanoi Summit: Iran, Georgia, Energy, and WTO Protocol on the Agenda

Date: 11-17-2006

On November 19, President George Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss dominant global security issues—the Middle East, including Iran and Iraq, North Korea,…


U.S. Interests and Central Asia Energy Security

Date: 11-15-2006

In the past five years, real and present dangers to U.S. national security, especially Islamist terrorism and threats to the energy supply, have affected U.S.…


After the G-8: The Future Orbit of U.S.–Russian Relations

Date: 09-15-2006

In recent years, Russia has regained some of its former status, primarily through becoming a global energy and raw materials supplier and boasting a sus­tained…


The Dragon Looks West: China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Date: 09-07-2006

The Dragon Looks West: China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization09-07-2006 In 1996, five countries—China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan—formed an organiza­tion, the Shanghai Five, to…


Countering Hugo Chávez’s Anti-U.S. Arms Alliance

Date: 09-06-2006

Countering Hugo Chávez’s Anti-U.S. Arms Alliance09-06-2006 by Stephen Johnson, Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and William L. T. Schirano Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has embarked on a…


President Bush’s Agenda for the G-8 Meeting in St. Petersburg

Date: 06-30-2006

President Bush’s Agenda for the G-8 Meeting in St. Petersburg06-30-2006 The G-8 meeting on July 15 and the Bush–Putin summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, may…


The U.S. Challenge at the Shanghai Summit

Date: 06-13-2006

The U.S. Challenge at the Shanghai Summit06-13-2006 On June 15 members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will gather for their annual meeting at the…


The Real Culprit Behind Price-Gouging: OPEC

Date: 05-31-2006

The Real Culprit Behind Price-Gouging: OPEC05-31-2006   by Ariel Cohen and William L T Schirano With the summer driving season now upon us, no one…


Reducing U.S. Dependence on Middle Eastern Oil

Date: 05-07-2006

Reducing U.S. Dependence on Middle Eastern Oil05-07-2006 The United States is the largest oil importer in the world, bringing in 13.5 million barrels per day…


NATO’s Frontiers: Eurasia, the Mediterranean, and the Greater Middle East

Date: 01-09-2006

NATO’s Frontiers: Eurasia, the Mediterranean, and the Greater Middle East01-09-2006 Seventeen years since the fall of the Berlin Wall is sufficient time to reflect upon…


Increasing the Global Transportation Fuel Supply

Date: 10-25-2005

Increasing the Global Transportation Fuel Supply10-25-2005 Despite soaring oil prices, oil and gas producers worldwide have failed to expand either supply or investment levels, falling…


Bush at Fort Bragg: A Steadfast Course to Victory

Date: 06-29-2005

Bush at Fort Bragg: A Steadfast Course to Victory06-29-2005 In his speech before the men and women of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces at…


Congress Should Lift OPEC’s Immunity

Date: 06-27-2005

Congress Should Lift OPEC’s Immunity06-27-2005 On June 21, the Senate voted in support of an amendment to the Energy Bill that would allow the federal…


Celebrating the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

Date: 06-13-2005

Celebrating the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline06-13-2005 Opened late last month, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline has a capacity of 1 million barrels of oil per day and…


TENSION SEEPS BACK INTO US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

Date: 04-20-2005

TENSION SEEPS BACK INTO US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS04-20-2005 The Bush administration’s desire to promote the globalization of democratic values is fueling tension in the United States’ relationship…


The ADVANCE Democracy Act: A Dose of Realism Needed, with Halle Dale

Date: 04-08-2005

The ADVANCE Democracy Act: A Dose of Realism Needed, with Halle Dale04-08-2005 A wave of democratic change is spreading around the world, from Afghanistan to…


BUSH ADMINISTRATION WELCOMES THE KYRGYZ REVOLUTION

Date: 03-29-2005

BUSH ADMINISTRATION WELCOMES THE KYRGYZ REVOLUTION 03-29-2005 Kyrgyzstan’s revolution is widely welcomed in Washington, and has some American policy planners contemplating the possibility of regime…


Russian Oil After YUKOS: Implications for the United States

Date: 02-28-2005

Russian Oil After YUKOS: Implications for the United States 02-28-2005 The Russian oil and gas sector’s new paradigm can be summarized in two words: “state…


Bush-Putin: The Toughest Summit Ever

Date: 02-23-2005

Bush-Putin: The Toughest Summit Ever02-23-2005 MOSCOW — Meetings with key Russian officials in this town last week reveal that the Putin Administration is facing a…


Facing Putin in Bratislava

Date: 02-21-2005

Facing Putin in Bratislava02-21-2005 MOSCOW — President Bush’s summit with Vladimir Putin in Bratislava Thursday Feb. 24 will be the most difficult meeting two men…


The U.S. Should Oppose Dictatorship in Belarus

Date: 10-15-2004

The U.S. Should Oppose Dictatorship in Belarus10-15-2004 President Alexandr Lukashenka of Belarus has added a referendum to the October 17 parliamentary elections, asking Belarusians to…


Venezuela: A flashing red light

Date: 08-18-2004

Venezuela: A flashing red light08-18-2004 After open-collar, red-shirt-clad Hugo Chavez claimed a victory in a referendum, the global oil outlook is gloomier than before. Geopolitically,…


Minimizing Mischief in Venezuela, Stabilizing the U.S. Oil Supply

Date: 08-12-2004

Minimizing Mischief in Venezuela, Stabilizing the U.S. Oil Supply08-12-2004 Venezuelan President Hugo Ch?vez is systematically leading his country into dictatorship by provoking internal conflict and…


Weak justice

Date: 03-18-2004

Weak justice03-18-2004 When a U.S. presidential candidate contends the struggle against terrorism is only a matter for “justice and intelligence,” the events in Madrid demonstrate…


Recent Changes in Russia and Their Impact on U.S.-Russian Relations

Date: 03-09-2004

Recent Changes in Russia and Their Impact on U.S.-Russian Relations03-09-2004 As President Vladimir Putin awaits re-election for a second term with no significant challenges, U.S.-Russian…


Models and Policies for Oil Production, Revenue Collection, and Public Expenditure: Lessons in Iraq

Date: 03-04-2004

Models and Policies for Oil Production, Revenue Collection, and Public Expenditure: Lessons in Iraq03-04-2004 Countries in both the developed and the developing worlds rely on…


Saakashvili Visits Washington Amid Heightening Geopolitical Tension in the Caucasus

Date: 02-24-2004

Saakashvili Visits Washington Amid Heightening Geopolitical Tension in the Caucasus02-24-2004 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is in Washington for talks with top-level Bush administration officials on…


Georgian Inauguration Complicates US-Russian Relations

Date: 01-23-2004

Georgian Inauguration Complicates US-Russian Relations01-23-2004 On January 25, US Secretary of State Colin Powell will attend Mikhail Saakashvili’s inauguration as president of Georgia. The transition…


US Officials Warily Monitor Russian Policy Debate on the Caucasus

Date: 01-09-2004

US Officials Warily Monitor Russian Policy Debate on the Caucasus01-09-2004 US official are warily monitoring a policy debate in Russia over how Moscow should deal…


Israel Becomes an Eurasian Oil Transit Country

Date: 12-23-2003

Israel Becomes an Eurasian Oil Transit Country12-23-2003 Russia and Israel have formally agreed to ship oil from the Russian oil terminals in the Black Sea…


U.S. Should Support Georgian Democracy and Independence

Date: 11-26-2003

U.S. Should Support Georgian Democracy and Independence11-26-2003 Eduard Shevardnadze has done his country of Georgia one last, important service—resigning as president. While the resignation avoided…


Riyadh Attack Threatens U.S. Energy Security

Date: 11-14-2003

Riyadh Attack Threatens U.S. Energy Security11-14-2003 Al Qaeda’s massive November 8 attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 17 and wounded over 120. This attack targeted…


The YUKOS Affair: Protecting Democracy, Private Property, and the Rule of Law

Date: 11-07-2003

The YUKOS Affair: Protecting Democracy, Private Property, and the Rule of Law11-07-2003 The Kremlin’s attack on YUKOS, the major Russian oil company–including the arrest of…


Restarting the Flow: Restoring Iraqi Oil Production

Date: 10-01-2003

Restarting the Flow: Restoring Iraqi Oil Production10-01-2003 The Iraqi people desperately need to have their oil flowing again to the global market. Restarting the flow…


Russian Peacekeepers for Iraq?

Date: 09-26-2003

Russian Peacekeepers for Iraq? 09-26-2003 At the Camp David summit which started on September 25, Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin should put the…


Corruption Case Sharpens US Policy Conundrum Towards Azerbaijan

Date: 09-18-2003

Corruption Case Sharpens US Policy Conundrum Towards Azerbaijan09-18-2003 A US corruption case that has implicated top Azerbaijani officials is not expected to substantively alter Bush…


Bear and Camel Rapprochement

Date: 09-17-2003

Bear and Camel Rapprochement09-17-2003 Geopolitical tectonic plates have shifted as the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abdullah, completed his recent visit to Russia.…


Saudi-Russian Rapprochement: U.S. Should Beware

Date: 09-12-2003

Saudi-Russian Rapprochement: U.S. Should Beware09-12-2003 The Bush Administration needs to monitor a new geopolitical shift that is taking place following the visit of de-facto ruler…


Russo-Saudi Romance May Marginalize the Caspian

Date: 09-10-2003

Russo-Saudi Romance May Marginalize the Caspian09-10-2003 Geopolitical tectonic plates have shifted as the de-facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Abullah completed his visit to…


Emerging global menace?

Date: 07-14-2003

Emerging global menace?07-14-2003 The September 11 terrorist attack taught the United States government a painful lesson — it must be alert to emerging threats, including…


Caspian Energy Projects Coming to Grips with Iraq War

Date: 07-02-2003

Caspian Energy Projects Coming to Grips with Iraq War07-02-2003 In the aftermath of the Iraqi war, leaders and countries in the Caspian littoral are competing…


Technology Defines Iran’s Defiance

Date: 06-23-2003

Technology Defines Iran’s Defiance06-23-2003 While student demonstrations continue growing in Iran, Tehran is relentless in defiance of the Great Satan — America. The mullahs are…


Energy Security At Risk

Date: 05-23-2003

Energy Security At Risk05-23-2003 Al Qaeda’s recent attacks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the closure of the U.S. Embassy there, have exposed the weaknesses of…


U.S.-Russian Relations Threatened By Iraq Arms Sales

Date: 04-01-2003

U.S.-Russian Relations Threatened By Iraq Arms Sales04-01-2003 The Bush Administration has accused Moscow of selling sensitive military equipment to Saddam Hussein in violation of U.N.…


Achieving Economic Reform and Growth in Iraq

Date: 03-25-2003

Achieving Economic Reform and Growth in Iraq03-25-2003 The future of Iraq depends not only on the ouster of the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein but…


War of Ideas – The old-new battlefield

Date: 03-19-2003

War of Ideas – The old-new battlefield03-19-2003 The resignation of Charlotte Beers, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, calls for a reexamination of how the…


Boom and Bust of Eurasia’s Oil Bonanza

Date: 03-17-2003

Boom and Bust of Eurasia’s Oil Bonanza03-17-2003 As the threat of the war in the Middle East is driving the oil prices up, and the…


A Private Russian Oil Pipeline Is Good for U.S. Energy Security

Date: 03-14-2003

A Private Russian Oil Pipeline Is Good for U.S. Energy Security03-14-2003 With the winds of war blowing over the Middle East and Venezuela’s oil production…


Russia-U.S.: A Beautiful Friendship?

Date: 02-20-2003

Russia-U.S.: A Beautiful Friendship?02-20-2003 With the United States and Iraq moving closer to war, America is finding out who its friends really are. Dozens of…


The U.S., Russia Iran: the Coming Crisis

Date: 02-10-2003

The U.S., Russia Iran: the Coming Crisis02-10-2003 In the wake of the wave of global instability generated by the U.S.-North Korean nuclear weapons disagreement, and…


China’s Quest for Eurasia’s Natural Resources

Date: 01-07-2003

China’s Quest for Eurasia’s Natural Resources01-07-2003 As China continues its impressive economic growth, access to natural resources and raw materials is becoming increasingly vital, and…


Privatize Iraqi Oil, Post-war planning

Date: 12-11-2002

Privatize Iraqi Oil, Post-war planning12-11-2002 As the U.N. Security Council is caught up in a chain of events that is likely to end up in…


Strategic Cooperation Key to U.S.-Russia Summit

Date: 11-15-2002

Strategic Cooperation Key to U.S.-Russia Summit11-15-2002 When President George Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for their historic summit later this month, the agenda…


They’re B-a-a-a-ck!

Date: 10-30-2002

They’re B-a-a-a-ck!10-30-2002 The antiwar movement is trying to stage a comeback. It may be back with a whimper rather than with a bang — but…


Europe’s Multilateral Utopia

Date: 10-18-2002

Europe’s Multilateral Utopia10-18-2002 The Europeans’ near-hysteria on Iraq is but one more symptom of a growing rift between America and its allies. That gap stems…


New Great Games in the Caspian Will Involve Complex Stakes

Date: 10-11-2002

New Great Games in the Caspian Will Involve Complex Stakes10-11-2002 The start of construction on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in September marked the conclusion of the…


U.S.-Russian Energy Cooperation Is Good Policy

Date: 10-10-2002

U.S.-Russian Energy Cooperation Is Good Policy10-10-2002 Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), Representative Curt Weldon (R-PA), and other Members of Congress plan to introduce a concurrent resolution…


The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

Date: 09-25-2002

The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq09-25-2002 As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq…


Europe-Russia-America: Determining Factors of Cooperation in the 21st Century

Date: 09-10-2002

Europe-Russia-America: Determining Factors of Cooperation in the 21st Century09-10-2002 War goals The first anniversary of 9/11 attack. A good time to take stock of where…


Iran’s Claim Over Caspian Sea Resources Threaten Energy Security

Date: 09-05-2002

Iran’s Claim Over Caspian Sea Resources Threaten Energy Security09-05-2002 The need for Washington to focus its attention on energy security and diversification became clear as…


Curbing U.S. Enthusiasm – The Russia-China alliance.

Date: 09-04-2002

Curbing U.S. Enthusiasm – The Russia-China alliance.09-04-2002 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov recently concluded a visit to China with unusual declarations concerning key strategic areas.…


Who’s Afraid of U.S.-Russian Friendship?

Date: 08-23-2002

Who’s Afraid of U.S.-Russian Friendship?08-23-2002 Is America’s honeymoon with Russia over? Last weekend Iraq’s ambassador to Moscow, Abbas Khalaf, announced that Russia will be signing…


Bush’s Accomplishment: Getting energy from Russia

Date: 06-20-2002

Bush’s Accomplishment: Getting energy from Russia06-20-2002 The U.S. has declared energy cooperation with Russia as one of the main points of a strategic framework the…


After the Summit: US Focuses on Eurasian Energy Cooperation

Date: 06-07-2002

After the Summit: US Focuses on Eurasian Energy Cooperation06-07-2002 Russia is emerging as a key point on the US energy agenda. Washington is encouraging Moscow…


Why Russia’s Accession to the WTO Is in America’s Economic and Strategic Interests

Date: 05-22-2002

Why Russia’s Accession to the WTO Is in America’s Economic and Strategic Interests05-22-2002 Among the important topics of discussion for President George W. Bush and…


The Bush-Putin Summit: Crafting a 21st-century Security Framework

Date: 05-22-2002

The Bush-Putin Summit: Crafting a 21st-century Security Framework05-22-2002 When President George W. Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin meet for summits in Russia and Rome…


U.S.-Russia Summit Priorities: The Strategic Framework, a Nuclear Arms Agreement, and Trade

Date: 05-14-2002

U.S.-Russia Summit Priorities: The Strategic Framework, a Nuclear Arms Agreement, and Trade05-14-2002 When President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for summits…


Bringing Russia into an Anti-Saddam Coalition

Date: 04-29-2002

Bringing Russia into an Anti-Saddam Coalition04-29-2002 As President George Bush prepares for the upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg and Moscow…


Echoes of Venezuela Reverberate in Eurasia

Date: 04-23-2002

Echoes of Venezuela Reverberate in Eurasia04-23-2002 The repercussions of the failed coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez extended halfway across the world to the shores…


US Officials Give High Marks to Karimov on Washington Visit

Date: 03-18-2002

US Officials Give High Marks to Karimov on Washington Visit03-18-2002 The US government is putting the best face possible on Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visit…


Moscow, Washington and Tbilisi Wrestle with Instability in the Pankisi Gorge

Date: 02-19-2002

Moscow, Washington and Tbilisi Wrestle with Instability in the Pankisi Gorge02-19-2002 Reports that al Qaeda fighters, possibly including Osama bin Laden himself, have found refuge…


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