Energy and Environment

Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

November 19, 2014 by Rachel Bronson and Andy Morimoto
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Oil prices are going down and going down fast. Since June, the price of Brent crude has dropped nearly 30 percent, and some expect prices to tumble further. Do these prices signal a new era of cheap oil, or are they a temporary drop in an otherwise expensive energy future?

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We Don’t Need the West: Misled by State Media, Russians Cheer on Sanctions

October 28, 2014 by Kristen Blyth
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Since annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia’s international standing and economic situation have taken a turn for the worse. Amid these struggles, you might expect Russians to question their regime’s current course of action.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Defining Sovereign Obligations in Climate Recovery

March 27, 2014 by Mary Christina Wood
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A global litigation strategy called Atmospheric Trust Litigation may prove instrumental in establishing responsibility for restoring the atmospheric trust.

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Re-Gearing for a New Climate Agreement

March 24, 2014 by Rishikesh Bhandary
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The risk that we currently face in the climate change negotiations is the institutionalization of a process that is inadequately equipped to inspire and sustain deep mitigation cuts while keeping pace with the evolving demands of climate science.

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How China and the United States Can Work Together to Tackle Global Climate Change

March 17, 2014 by Gao Hairan
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As the two top greenhouse gas emitters, economies, and energy users in the world, China and the United States must work together more cooperatively to combat climate change and to help the globe build a low-carbon future.

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