Russia, China Finally Sign $400 Billion Energy Deal: Why Now?

by Sara Vakhshouri After almost a decade of negotiations, Moscow reached a 400 billion dollar energy deal with Beijing yesterday, allowing the Russian state-controlled Gazprom to export gas to China for 30 years. The key agreement guarantees long-term market access… Continue Reading  

Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Makes Asia Pivot

by Derek Davison As Ukraine’s internal stability continues to deteriorate, the United States and European Union have imposed additional sanctions against Russian leaders, punishing them for what increasingly appears to be Kiev’s failures. In the face of US and, especially,… Continue Reading  

As EU Reconsiders Russian LNG, Qatar Waits in Wings

by Daniel Wagner, Giorgio Cafiero, and Sufyan bin Uzayr* Throughout the Ukraine crisis, EU leaders have become more vocal about their interest in reducing Europe’s consumption of Russian natural gas. As a result, Qatar — the world’s number-one provider of… Continue Reading  

The Ukraine Crisis: A Game-Changer in the Global Energy Market?

by Sara Vakhshouri The tension between Russia and the West, and particularly the European Union, over Crimea has once again raised questions over the security of energy supplies and the use of energy as a tool of foreign policy and… Continue Reading