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Security Outlook for a Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline and U.S.-Russia Relations

... protection due to its diverse and complex cultural and social societal aspects. The country, therefore, could be a centre of gravity for security support. Accomplishing the security of the pipeline depends on the following key elements, as observed by Chem-Energy Corporation CEO, Shuja H. Zaidi, who is of Pakistani descent. Increasing diplomatic and economic development support for local communities whose regions are directly involved in pipeline development. Diplomatic support should derive from countries ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... due to economic, social, political, regulatory and technological obstacles; the region may be at the forefront of the global energy revolution; Global economic and, consequently, political weight of the MENA in the world may shrink, and the influence ... ... to be a contentious issue (e.g. building new settlements in disputed territories in Israel or new development projects in Jerusalem); Persistent political instability in the region may hinder the development of urban autonomy and prevent any move towards ...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international situation. As the ...


Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality

... the nuclear deal was struck, two years after most Western economic sanctions had been lifted and before Donald Trump’s May 2018 decision to withdraw from the deal, Iran still lagged behind on its planned economic revitalization and renovation of its energy sector. In fact, Iran failed to significantly increase its oil production, to upgrade its oil and gas infrastructure and to revitalize its economy. A whole set of factors contributed to this, including continued limitations placed on Iran by the ...


"Sanctions and World Energy" Round Table

... perception of the actions of the United States and Russia in the area of sanctions policy among expert and business circles, as well as the general public. He also spoke about the impact of sanctions on global value chains, in particular in the area of world energy and oil and gas industry of Russia, the EU, and the USA. Ivan Timofeev presented the main conclusions of the new report on the policy of the so-called "secondary sanctions", their key features, the dynamics of fines for violation of the US sanctions legislation, and the possible prospects for ...


Back to “Normalcy”

... compete with Russia pricewise. In November 2018, the U.S. Department of State expressed concern over Europe purchasing Russia’s LNG, believing that it increases Europe’s dependence on Russia and in the final analysis allegedly undercuts Europe’s energy security. Solving its own energy problems in the remote regions of the AZRF, Russia intends to site a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) in Pevek (Chukotka). Currently, nuclear fuel is being loaded on the FNPP in Murmansk, and in 2019, it will ...


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... Russia’s fight against the United States. Washington has been critical of major Russian infrastructure projects in the past. The original Nord Stream came under strong criticism, and a 2014 visit of U.S. senators to Bulgaria was soon followed by the refusal of the authorities in that country to go ahead with the Gazprom project to build South Stream on its territory. Even earlier, the U.S. Department of State created the post of United States Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy (in the Caspian region), originally occupied by Clayland Boyden Gray (2008–2009), and then by Richard L. Morningstar (2009–2012). In order to support American gas producers, the U.S. authorities are trying to clear the market of competition ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... issues areas is also important for another reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney,...


Post Paris Accords: Can the US lead in the Arctic without environmental standards?

... Again The new US administration is making decisions in the Arctic that sharply contrast with the measured approach most regional actors are taking. In late April, President Trump signed an executive order as part of his “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” , which intends to open offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and conduct energy exploration of marine sanctuaries in both areas, despite warnings by national security experts . Amidst concerns that the Trump administration ...


RIAC and CSIS Report Presented at “The Fort Ross Dialogue”

... place in Russia for the first time and focused on the wider range of issues. The Forum was organized by Transneft company in partnership with RIAC. Russian International Affairs Council prepared and conducted the session on Russia-U.S. cooperation in energy sector. The meeting attendees discussed the chapter of the “Roadmap for Russia – U.S. Relations”. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, moderated the event. The meeting was attended by the co-author of the chapter “Russian and U.S. ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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