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Yale Global

Yale Global

Contributor since: 21 Oct 2014

Yale Global

YaleGlobal Online is a publication of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. The magazine explores the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world by drawing on the rich intellectual resources of the Yale University community, scholars from other universities, and public- and private-sector experts from around the world.

Latest articles from Yale Global

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    Published 18 April 2020 | viewed 122,447 times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to yield under pressure. That is a matter of pride for Putin himself and a key aspect of his appeal…

  • Why The World Needs A Weaker Dollar

    Published 01 April 2020 | viewed 11,609 times

    Major economies should pursue currency agreements to stabilize the US dollar, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, preventing a rapid rise against other currencies that is…

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    In the period 1975 to 2019, world population increased at an average pace of 83 million per year. The 2019 increase was the difference between…

  • Do Saudi Arabia And Russia Really Want To Kill U.S. Shale?

    Published 20 March 2020 | viewed 123,685 times

    Since 2016, as an informal leader of the 13-strong non-OPEC group, Russia has been instrumental in the pricing of oil as Saudi Arabia, leading producer…

  • Turkey’s Latest Power Grab Has Europe On Edge

    Published 01 February 2020 | viewed 64,133 times

    Conflicts in the Middle East attract an entanglement of interventions, any of which could turn the region into a powder keg, and Turkish intervention in…

  • Will Oman Take Sides In The Latest Middle East Crisis?

    Published 11 January 2020 | viewed 18,621 times

    Like many of the lesser-known countries in the Global South, Oman rarely commands the attention of the international community. For the opaque politics of this…

  • Overreliance On Hydropower Is Causing A Crisis In Southeast Asia

    Published 27 November 2019 | viewed 12,218 times

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  • Can This New Coalition Secure Middle East Oil Supplies?

    Published 23 November 2019 | viewed 19,419 times

    Renewed conflict in the Strait of Hormuz pushed the United States to establish an international coalition for maritime security to ensure safe passage of shipping…

  • Why Iran Won’t Renegotiate The Nuclear Deal

    Published 12 November 2019 | viewed 13,022 times

    President Donald Trump has attempted to reach a new agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran since withdrawing the United States of America from the Joint…

  • Oil, Arms And Politics: How Putin Took Control Of The Middle East

    Published 03 November 2019 | viewed 27,122 times

    US President Donald Trump’s showboating on the dramatic assassination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi cannot mask the more enduring result of his capricious decisions…

  • Oil’s $133 Billion Black Market

    Published 11 October 2018 | viewed 33,001 times

    Oil is still the world’s leading energy source, with growing demand, a fluctuating pricing system, and much of its production in volatile regions. The oil…

  • Egypt Aims For Natural Gas Dominance In The Mediterranean

    Published 18 August 2018 | viewed 17,453 times

    The natural market gas in the Eastern Mediterranean is in full ebullition – with Egypt determined to be the center of this regional marketplace. The…

  • Will Iran Pursue Relations With North Korea?

    Published 09 June 2018 | viewed 15,406 times

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  • Turkey’s Unlikely Energy Allies

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 9,323 times

    Turkey, a functioning democracy and NATO’s only Muslim-majority member, was often presented as a model for the autocratic Arab Middle East by the United States.…

  • Russia, China And Iran Lose Interest In Venezuela

    Published 08 January 2018 | viewed 29,724 times

    Since the election of Hugo Chávez Frias to the Venezuelan presidency in 1998, followed by Nicolás Maduro in 2013, Venezuela has endured steady decline with…

  • Houston’s Energy Sector Confident Of A Quick Recovery

    Published 09 September 2017 | viewed 8,646 times

    After devastating Houston and other parts of southeast Texas and continuing on to Louisiana, the hurricane known as Harvey put a spotlight on the rising…

  • U.S., Russia Vie For European Gas Dominance

    Published 23 July 2017 | viewed 13,338 times

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  • The Hidden Motives Of The Chinese Silk Road

    Published 24 June 2017 | viewed 38,150 times

    China’s Belt and Road Forum, hosted with great fanfare, signals the priority of this flagship connectivity initiative while also underlining its credentials as the new…

  • Did Saudi Arabia Play Trump?

    Published 30 May 2017 | viewed 32,239 times

    Saudi officials repeatedly described U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh as “historic,” calling his meeting with rulers of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC,…

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