The OPEC+ Phenomenon of Saudi-Russian Cooperation and Implications for US-Saudi Relations
How durable is the Saudi-Russian relationship, and what are its implications for the longstanding energy-for-security arrangement between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mark Finley, Jim Krane October 18, 2022
Managing Transboundary Groundwater Along the Border: Is Progress Possible?
As the reality of protracted drought pervades the border region, the need for greater cooperation between the United States and Mexico on transboundary groundwater management is becoming more urgent, writes nonresident scholar Stephen Mumme.
Stephen Mumme August 24, 2022
The Divergent Goals of U.S. and Mexican Energy Policies: Scenarios Before the New Energy Shock
The energy policies of the United States and Mexico are at a crossroads, writes nonresident scholar Isidro Morales. In this report, he explains that the future direction of energy in both nations depends on how global energy markets adjust to the latest shock to the system — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Isidro Morales July 25, 2022
Key Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
A report from center experts on the evolution of Islamist politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, security in the Persian Gulf and displacement in the Middle East.
Kelsey Norman, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, A.Kadir Yildirim July 7, 2022
U.S. LNG ‘GasLift’ Floods European Terminals Ahead of Russia Gas Cutoff
How can a U.S. response help Europe if Russian gas cuts off energy supplies of more countries following Poland and Bulgaria? The authors explain why currently, more drastic actions by the U.S. could prove counterproductive, unnecessary and harmful to U.S. trade policy. Read the post on the Baker Institute Blog. This article originally appeared in the Forbes blog on May 2, 2022.
Anna Mikulska, Steven R. Miles May 2, 2022
Reroute, Reduce, or Replace? How the Oil Market Might Cope With a Loss of Russian Exports After the Invasion of Ukraine
The authors evaluate the global oil market's ability to deal with a disruption of Russian production and exports after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Mark Finley, Jim Krane March 10, 2022
China’s Climate Cooperation Smokescreen: A Roadmap for Seeing Through the Trap and Countering With Competition
"China talks green but runs on coal," write the authors, who suggest leveraging the threat of carbon taxation to incentivize change in the PRC and help set a path toward preserving the Earth for future generations.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew S. Erickson August 31, 2021
A Framework Agreement for an Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace
Despite the frozen status of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the considerable obstacles to restart them, a U.S.-led effort could help to gradually forge a “Framework Agreement for an Israeli-Palestinian Permanent Peace.” This policy brief outlines the principles that such a framework might embody, with the essential objective of two states for two peoples.
Gilead Sher July 13, 2021
The CLEAN Future Act and Oilfield-Produced Water Regulation: Potential Consequences for the U.S. and Global Energy Transition
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, explains why Section 625 of the CLEAN Future Act — which aims to classify oilfield-produced water as a hazardous waste — would likely induce multi-system disruptions severe enough to prevent the act from achieving its climate, energy, environmental, and social objectives.
Gabriel Collins June 11, 2021