When one thinks of the relationship between Europe and Africa today, two images that come to mind are of French military forces intervening in the Sahel region and Libyan immigrants attempting to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa on unnavigable vessels.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, being hosted by President Barack Obama in August 2014, acknowledges the increasing strategic, economic, and diplomatic importance of Africa and signals a desire by the United States to step up its engagement with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.
This Monday, June 30, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. president Barack Obama. This is her first visit to the United States since she was reelected (for her second, nonconsecutive term) in December of 2013. President Bachelet assumed office last March and has successfully finalized many important initiatives as part of her promise to fulfill 50 commitments within her first 100 days in office.
Amidst calls for unity in the face of major sectarian violence following the sudden occupation of several major cities in Iraq by the extreme radical Sunni group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil continues its efforts to transport and sell oil through Turkey independent of the central government in Baghdad led by Shia Prime Minister No
Q1: How is the recent escalation of violence in Iraq impacting global oil markets?
China’s reemergence as a great power over the next few decades represents the primary strategic challenge for the U.S.-Japan security alliance and for the East Asian security landscape writ large.
The third and final background report in the New Energy, New Geopolitics series, this report examines how the U.S. government is attempting to incorporate shale gas and tight oil developments into current U.S. energy and national security strategy. This strategy is still evolving, and going forward U.S.
The second background report in the New Energy, New Geopolitics series, this report lays out some of the geopolitical adjustments being made around the world in response to energy changes (both actual and perceived), and what these adjustments—in terms of energy markets and geopolitics—have meant for U.S. national security.
Air pollution in China has turned into a major social problem and its mitigation has become a crucial political challenge for the country’s political leadership.
The first background report in the New Energy, New Geopolitics series, this report outlines the changes that have taken place in U.S. and global energy markets thus far, including a description of U.S. tight oil and shale gas production and the domestic impacts, how the shifts in the U.S.