Improving the US-Saudi Relationship Is Key to Stabilizing Oil Markets

Text size An employee at the Khurais Processing Department in the Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia. Maya Siddiqui/Bloomberg About the authors: David H.Rundell is the author of Vision or Mirage, Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads and a former chief of mission at the US in Riyadh. Ambassador Michael Gfoeller is a former political advisor … Read more

Energy Blackouts Are Likely to Hit the US This Summer Thanks to Deregulation

Text size In the 1990s, California then Texas began to break apart the vertically integrated utilities, writes Ed Hirs. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images About the author: Ed Hirs is an economics lecturer at the University of Houston. The forecast for summer is hot weather and possible blackouts in America’s deregulated electricity grids. That’s according … Read more