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The new Eastern Mediterranean Equation and Transatlantic Implications

Ian Lesser | 10 Mar 2016

This podcast is performed by Ian Lesser. The prevailing disorder and conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean could be a durable feature of the strategic environment in the years ahead. Sustained sectarian conflict, the more assertive role of regional actors, including Iran, Russia and Turkey, and the uncertain engagement of Europe and the United States, are prominent features of this environment. From migration flows, energy security and terrorism, to the growing role of distant actors such as China, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean are now at the center of global geopolitics.


Oil Price Development and Political Stability in Saudi Arabia

Eckart Woertz | 8 Mar 2016

This podcast is performed by Eckart Woertz. Saudi Arabia's role is pivotal in global oil markets and oil revenues are crucial for its political stability. The talk gives an overview of recent events in the light of the US shale revolution and fiscal retrenchment in Saudi Arabia.


European Energy Security Priorities 2016

Michael Leigh | 8 Mar 2016

This podcast is performed by Michael Leigh. As we enter 2016, Europe's energy situation will face many political and security challenges. Sir Michael Leigh will review in this presentation the goals of European Commission’s energy union and discuss some of the political obstacles that will need to be overcome if it is to advance. Much of this relates to Russia, given the push to diversify sources, and the tensions over Nord Stream II among other mounting pressures. Michael Leigh will also look at energy developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and their implications for the region and Europe.


La COP21, décryptage de l’Accord de Paris

Carole Mathieu | 1 Mar 2016

Ce podcast est délivré par Carole Mathieu. A sa clôture le 12 décembre 2015, la COP21 a été saluée comme un grand succès diplomatique. En adoptant l’accord de Paris, les 196 Parties à la Convention Climat ont reconnu la menace que constitue le réchauffement climatique et se sont engagés à renforcer continuellement leurs contributions individuelles au combat mondial, dans la mesure de leurs propres responsabilités et capacités. Deux mois après la conclusion de cet accord, la question est de savoir ce que la COP21 change véritablement pour ses signataires. Quelles nouvelles obligations sont établies et comment garantir une mise en œuvre pleine et entière de l’accord, pour garantir, à terme, l’atteinte de l’objectif ultime : le maintien de la hausse des températures à 2°C, voire à 1,5°C.