Energy

The Middle East and Energy: Its Curse or its Blessing?

 Juan Cole

U.S. Iran Oil Policy: Whose Interest Is It?

U.S. Iran Oil Policy: Whose Interest Is It?

Not since President Roosevelt told Japan in July 1941 that he was going to cut it off from American petroleum has the United States threatened to use oil to strangle a country so completely.

JUAN COLE: Not since President Roosevelt told Japan in July 1941 that he was going to cut it off from American petroleum has the United States threatened to use oil to strangle a country so completely.

 Crossroads Arabia

Saudi Arabia: No Water Anywhere, but Gallons to Drink

Saudi Arabia: No Water Anywhere, but Gallons to Drink

CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s a paradox. Saudi Arabia, known widely as “The Desert Kingdom” is the world’s largest consumer of water, using it easily at twice the pace of other, water-rich countries.

 Juan Cole

The Rise and Rise of Solar Power: Everyone’s Getting It

The Rise and Rise of Solar Power: Everyone’s Getting It

JUAN COLE: The precipitous fall in the cost of generating solar power has resulted in traditionally oil-dependent nations such as Saudi Arabia investing heavily in it for domestic power production.

 Crossroads Arabia

Could Saudi Arabia become a Net Oil Importer?

Could Saudi Arabia become a Net Oil Importer?

CROSSROADS ARABIA: If the rate continues as it is going, Saudi Arabia could be a net importer of oil in 17 years’ time. That’s plausible, based on the figures, but unlikely…