Wilson Center Global Energy Forum Overview

The Wilson Center Global Energy Forum provided updated analyses regarding geopolitical situations and their effects on energy production. The keynote speaker, Adam Sieminski of the U.S. EIA, discussed the short-term implication in the growth of demand: a rebalancing between demand and the excess supply caused by OPEC.

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What we are reading

Key Reads   Malala’s attackers quietly freed by Pakistan Tucker Reals / CBS News At the end of April, Pakistani officials told CBS News that 10 men linked to the Taliban had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted assassination of teen activist Malala Yousafzai in the country’s Swat province. Friday, however, it emerged that eight […]

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What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Russia lifts ban on S-300 missile system delivery to Iran BBC Russia has lifted a ban on supplying Iran with a sophisticated air defence missile system, the Kremlin has said.   Iraqi Prime Minister meeting with President Obama to request weapons Andrew V. Pestano / UPI Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, will […]

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Iran’s Fragile Rise

While the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is a major step towards ensuring that Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons, some justifiably point out that a final deal might turn Iran into a “second Saudi Arabia,” albeit one that will wreak much havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond. As Benjamin […]

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