Chinese President Xi Jinping with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Tehran, January 23, 2016 - After decades of distance, China is moving closer to the region’s sectarian feuds — and its vital oil reserves At the start of 2016, prospects weren … [Read more...] about China’s New Grand Strategy for the Middle East*
Contributor: Gal Luft*
There is no lack of voices warning against the dangerous implications of the nuclear agreement the Obama Administration is advancing with Iran. The opposition has mostly focused on the destabilizing geopolitical impact of a nuclear Iran and what it … [Read more...] about Can America’s Energy Revolution Survive The Iran Deal?
Putin Isn’t Trying to Win the Cold War -- He’s Refighting the Battles of World War I. World War I was not only one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in history, but arguably the most seminal. The war was a catalyst for the Great Depression, the … [Read more...] about Tsar Vladimir the First*
In advance of next week’s G-7 meeting in Brussels aimed at seeking ways to strengthen Europe’s energy security, Dr. Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), and a member of ACD’s Board of Advisors, "calls on E … [Read more...] about Hard Truths, Difficult Choices: Recommendations to the G-7 on Bolstering Energy Security
Washington’s eyes may be on the latest developments in the Keystone pipeline dispute and the Crimean Peninsula crisis, but a bigger story is unfolding, involving an entirely different pipeline and an entirely different peninsula. In a swift move to c … [Read more...] about Will Korea Be the Next Ukraine?