February 25, 2020
| Jane Nakano From Energy Headlines Versus Trendlines Last week, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) moved a step closer to becoming the first Arab country to host a nuclear power project. Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant received a long-awaited operating license.
February 21, 2020
| William Crumpler From Technology Policy Blog Last week, the EU took steps to further flesh out their emerging digital strategy with the release of two white papers, one on AI regulation, and the other on a European data strategy.
February 19, 2020
| Heather A. Conley, Donatienne Ruy From European Election Watch Ireland's election yielded a fractured political landscape. The two mainstream parties are considering a grand coalition to keep Sinn Fein out but voters have asked for change; they should beware the consequences of denying voters' choice.
There is a tendency to cheer the role that gas has played in reducing coal use, but that might oversimplify the forces at play. Gas is playing a role in reducing coal consumption in Europe, but that role is neither simple nor straightforward.
January 31, 2020 From The Post-Soviet Post Japan is preparing for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s spring 2020 state visit, which will serve as a litmus test of the historically fraught bilateral relationship.
January 27, 2020
| Nikos Tsafos From Energy Headlines Versus Trendlines Over the past decade, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has expanded dramatically: over 20 countries started to import LNG after 2008, opening far and wide a market hitherto limited to a small number of big importers.