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December 12th, 2006

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security. It's not our oil dependence that's the problem, say these scholars - it's our vulnerability to oil producers who use revenues for political purposes that work against our own. Read more »



July 5th, 2006

Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040 book released

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The anticipated title from Cambridge University Press has been released in hard-cover and is available for purchase. Edited by PESD director, David Victor, Rice professor Amy Jaffe, and PESD fellow Mark Hayes, the book sheds light on the political challenges which may accompany a shift to a natural gas-fed world. +PDF+ +BUY+
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May 9th, 2006

PESD Director David Victor addresses chaotic world of energy policy

Op-ed: Financial Times (London) on May 9, 2006

The world's energy system seems to have come unhinged. Oil is trading at record high prices because demand keeps rising even as supplies become unreliable. Oil exporters from Iran to Russia and Venezuela are using their petrocash to pursue agendas that undercut western security and interests. Supplies of natural gas also seem less secure than ever. Read more »



April 17th, 2006

PESD director David G. Victor advises how to manage our oil addiction

Op-ed: Houston Chronicle News on April 15, 2006

The Brazilian government is declaring victory in its decades-long struggle to become self-sufficient in the supply of oil. The milestone is cause for celebration in a country that has long paid a high price for imported energy. Read more »



April 6th, 2006

PESD Director Victor quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education Kyoto critique

in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 31, 2006

An international climate regime should evolve slowly, in piecemeal fashion, just as the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade did, argues Dr. Victor. "I have come to be even more aware of the fragmented, bottom-up nature of these kinds of systems," he says. Read more »


Washington Post publishes Fellow Nadja Victor on Russian Gas

Op-ed: Washington Post on April 6, 2006

Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas. Last week Gazprom announced it was tripling gas prices in Belarus, a country that is politically close to the Kremlin. +PDF+ presentation available
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April 4th, 2006

A looser patchwork of international agreements that puts more emphasis on research and development is what is needed to address the escalating problem of climate change, says David Victor

in the news: The Chronicle of Education on March 31, 2006

Senior fellows David Victor and Stephen Schneider provide comment on the impacts of the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Read more »




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