After Scarcity: Global Energy’s New Realities

South Korea’s Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant, Feb. 25, 2013 (photo by Flickr user Korea Yonggwang NPP, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license).
South Korea’s Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant, Feb. 25, 2013 (photo by Flickr user Korea Yonggwang NPP, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license).
SUBSCRIBE NOW
Free Newsletter

Dropping oil prices and alternative sources have resulted in dramatic changes for the global energy sector. As new players and relationships emerge, traditional powers, particularly Russia, still wield energy as a geostrategic weapon. This report covers the politics of energy over the past year.

As Oil Prices Drop, Some Seek Hidden Hands Behind Market Forces
By Frida Ghitis
Oct. 23, 2014

Europe

EU Seeks Energy Security Solutions to Russian Gas Challenge
By Richard Weitz
June 3, 2014

Russia’s Energy Ambitions Explain Putin’s Zigzags on Ukraine
By Nikolas Gvosdev
June 27, 2014

Russia’s Energy Leverage Over Europe, Ukraine Considerably Diminished
By Keith Smith
March 4, 2014

Turkey Positions Itself as Regional Energy Player
Interview with Gareth Winrow
June 9, 2014

Asia

Details of China-Russia Gas Deal Put ‘Historic’ Agreement in Perspective
By Thijs Van de Graaf
May 28, 2014

For India, Russia, Diversifying Energy Ties a Natural Fit
By Saurav Jha
May 22, 2014

New Growth for Nuclear Energy Depends on Asia
By Miles A. Pomper
Oct. 16, 2014

Despite Modi Visit, Nuclear Impasse Continues to Limit India-Japan Ties
By Yogesh Joshi
Sept. 9, 2014

Nuclear Deal Puts India, Australia on Path for Expanded Strategic Ties
By Saurav Jha
Sept. 8, 2014

India’s Latest IAEA Deal Too Little, Too Late to Undo NPT Damage
By Miles A. Pomper
July 3, 2014

Domestic Scandals Knock South Korea’s Nuclear Energy Exports Off Balance
Interview with Miles A. Pomper
Jan. 27, 2014

Africa

Toxic Mix of Oil and Politics Threatens Libya’s Cohesion
By Thijs Van de Graaf
March 13, 2014

Chad Uses Environmental Rules to Keep Tight Grip on Oil Sector
Interview with Celeste Hicks
Oct. 14, 2014

New Agenda Reflects Growing Energy Role for Lusophone Bloc
By Francisco Galamas
July 30, 2014

Algeria’s Slow March Toward Nuclear Energy
Interview with Bruno Tertrais
Sept. 22, 2014

The Americas

North American Trilateral Summit Sets Stage for Deeper Energy Cooperation
By Jed Bailey
Feb. 26, 2014

Mexico’s Energy Reform: A Major First Step on a Very Long Journey
By Jed Bailey
Jan. 3, 2014

As Chile Votes for President, Diversification Key to Addressing Energy Crunch
By Jeremy Martin
Dec. 13, 2013

How Latin America Can Maximize its Shale Gas Potential
By Eric Farnsworth
Aug. 21, 2014

Shale and Beyond: The Next Phase of Latin American Energy Integration
By Jed Bailey
March 5, 2013

Competing Agendas: Latin America’s Sustainable Energy Dilemma
By Eric Farnsworth
March 5, 2013

Argentina Looking to Cement Its Role as Nuclear Power
Interview with Irma Arguello
July 22, 2014

More World Politics Review