Europe Should Look Beyond Ukraine’s Short-Term Gas Supply

August 03, 2015

The European Union looks to strengthen Ukraine’s energy security, but Brussels forgets to put its house in order first. On July 15, when the European Commission’s Maros Sefcovic met with representatives of ENGIE, OMV and Europe’s other gas companies, all eyes were on Ukraine. The meeting...

Millennials Take Over Qatar

June 25, 2013

From Al Jazeera to Syria, the historic hand-over of power in Qatar holds various opportunities.  The quirky Emir of Qatar since the mid-1990s, Sheikh Hamad bin Issa al-Thani, stepped down in favor of his fourth son, Tamim, 33, on Tuesday morning. It is a historical step, insofar as it might...

Securing Lebanon’s Offshore Energy Fields Raises New Security Challenges

April 30, 2013

Nicholas A. Heras analyzes the challenges associated with potential resource revenues for the Lebanese state. The fault lines of a potential political conflict would further entrench pre-existing divisions.  As the...

Embarking Upon the MENA Region’s Energy Future

October 31, 2012

As the Middle East and North Africa attempts to industrialize and modernize its economies, there are significant energy challenges ahead. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has some of the largest energy reserves in the world. Yet, while the region is attempting to industrialize and...