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Oil refinery at twilight
Global Energy: Qatar’s LNG Expansion
Qatar is significantly expanding its LNG export capacity, in a two-phase project that will cement this Gulf state as one of the top global LNG exporters for decades. At a recent meeting, the Baker Institute Middle East Energy Roundtable brought together experts, analysts, and industry leaders to explore how this expansion will impact gas markets and the global energy landscape
Christina Boufarah, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Ally Godsil, Jim Krane, Ana Martín Gil May 10, 2024
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How the US-China Trade War and the Inflation Reduction Act Could Shape Mexico’s Nearshoring Future
Amid U.S. efforts to strengthen supply chains and counterbalance China’s growing influence, Mexico is poised to benefit from “nearshoring,” writes scholar Adrian Duhalt. This brief explores how the Inflation Reduction Act and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China could help Mexico secure its top trading position with the U.S. for years to come.
Adrian Duhalt April 23, 2024
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Biden Should Reengage on International Digital Trade Rules
The Office of the United States Trade Representative recently stepped back from ongoing negotiations on digital trade at the World Trade Organization, citing unsettled domestic policy, and suspended support for digital trade rules in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework too. But if the U.S. wants to be a part of the conversation, it should reengage and help craft rules flexible enough to meet its future domestic policy needs, writes nonresident fellow Simon Lester.
Simon Lester March 7, 2024
Red+Sea
Houthi Red Sea Attacks Impose ‘Economic Sanctions’ on Israel’s Backers
Yemen’s Houthi have mounted a selective counter-shipping campaign in the Red Sea that has disrupted global trade between Asia and Europe. In a new issue brief, fellow Jim Krane describes how the attacks have triggered major shipping delays and expenses for firms based in countries friendly to Israel — effectively acting as economic sanctions and demonstrating the power of a non-state actor to undermine global norms around freedom of navigation.
Jim Krane March 1, 2024
A sign at a gas station during the gasoline shortage and energy crisis of the 1970s
Chaos in Energy Markets Then and Now: 50 Years After the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo — A Review
Fifty years after the 1973 oil embargo, Baker Institute Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East and Center for Energy Studies hosted a conference to examine lessons learned from the embargo and their renewed relevance for today’s energy crises. Featuring remarks from His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, the conference also included expert panels with industry leaders, other former policymakers, and academics.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mark Finley, Jim Krane, Ana Martín Gil, Karina Pan, Grace Yetter February 29, 2024