Writings by Topic: Oil & Gas

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Germany's Bungling Response to Qatar's Ongoing Influence Operations Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 11, 2023
Turkey Presses Further on Putting Controversial Oil and Gas Deal with Libya into Force Nordic MonitorJanuary 26, 2023
Israel's Partial Victory CommentaryDecember 2022
The Turkey-Lebanon Nexus That May Confront Netanyahu The Jerusalem PostNovember 2, 2022
The Problematic Israel-Lebanon Maritime Deal The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2022
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Deal Juggles Region's Security, Energy Targets Defense NewsOctober 25, 2022
The Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Agreement Is a Defeat for Israel JNSOctober 13, 2022
Tehran-Back Houthis Threaten U.S., Israel and Gulf States The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2022
U.S. Anger over Saudi Arabia, OPEC Will Impact Israel, Middle East Policy The Jerusalem PostOctober 6, 2022
Erdoğan Takes NATO-Member Turkey into Russia's Orbit Gatestone InstituteSeptember 23, 2022
Ankara Clashes with U.S. and Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean The Jerusalem PostSeptember 18, 2022
Hezbollah's Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Offshore Gas Field The Jerusalem PostSeptember 17, 2022
Erdoğan Seeks Putin's Financial Help Ahead of Turkish Elections Nordic MonitorSeptember 13, 2022
Hezbollah Leader Says Iran Deal Won't Stop Attacks on Israel The Jerusalem PostAugust 19, 2022
Ankara and Tehran Instigate Iraq Chaos The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2022
Weirdly, Lebanon Signs Deal to Import Gas from Israel The Jerusalem PostJuly 22, 2022
Russia's Gazprom Signs Major Deal in Iran Worth Billions The Jerusalem PostJuly 19, 2022
Israel Is Hedging Between Ankara and Athens The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2022
Iran Is Worried about U.S.-Israel-Saudi Talks Ahead of Biden's Trip The Jerusalem PostJune 27, 2022
Iraq's Miracle: A Country that No Longer Needs a Leader or Government The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2022
Iraq at a Crossroads: Kurdish Energy Competition with Iran GISJune 14, 2022
Iran's Drone War Over Iraq Is Getting Dangerous The Jerusalem PostJune 9, 2022
Why Is Lebanon Threatening Israel Now? The Jerusalem PostJune 6, 2022
Erdoğan Must Be Opposed, not Appeased Gatestone InstituteMay 26, 2022
Non-Western US Allies on Ukraine: It's a Problem, but not Our Problem JNSMay 11, 2022
The EastMed Pipeline: More Needed than Ever The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 28, 2022
Erdoğan Hypes Yet Another Hydrocarbon Discovery The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 3, 2020
The Attack on Saudi Arabia Is the Crisis Iran Was Waiting For The National ReviewSeptember 17, 2019
Threat Assessment High: The Attack on Saudi Arabia The National InterestSeptember 16, 2019
Was Iran's Attack on Saudi Meant to Pressure Oil Markets? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2019
How China Disrupts the Middle East The Washington TimesSeptember 11, 2019
No Peace, No War in the Gulf The AustralianAugust 10, 2019
Turkey's Gas Wars The Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2019
Who Is Targeting U.S. Forces and Foreign Oil Companies in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostJune 19, 2019
The Iranian Tanker Attacks: Choose Your Own Narrative The Jerusalem PostJune 14, 2019
Iran Shrugs Off U.S. Oil Threats: 'We Will Surpass a Million Barrels a Day' The Jerusalem PostApril 23, 2019
A New York IPO for Saudi Aramco Forces Americans to Collude with a Cartel CNBCNovember 17, 2017
Keep OPEC out of Wall Street IAGS Journal of Energy SecurityJuly 19, 2017
China's New Grand Strategy for the Middle East Foreign PolicyFebruary 5, 2016
No Prosperity for Iran after Nuclear Deal Asia TimesJanuary 27, 2016
Will Dubai's Good Times Last? Asia TimesDecember 31, 2015
Cheap Oil Puts the House of Saud at Risk Asia TimesOctober 22, 2015
Will Egypt's Zohr Gas Field Sink Israel's Leviathan? Journal of Energy SecurityAugust 31, 2015
U.S. Gas Exports: The Pipe Dream Natural Gas EuropeAugust 3, 2015
Can the American Energy Revolution Survive a Deal with Iran? Downstream TodayMarch 18, 2015
Israel's Gas Dream – The End Is Nigh Journal of Energy SecurityDecember 23, 2014
Don't Get Used to Cheap Oil Journal of Energy SecurityDecember 11, 2014
Amid Declining US Influence, China's Mideast Footprint Grows Asia TimesNovember 10, 2014
Turmoil in Iraq Spells Trouble for Oil Markets The Wall Street JournalJune 23, 2014
Symposium: The Geopolitics of U.S. Energy Independence International EconomySummer 2012
Americans Can and Will Be Energy Independent International EconomyFall 2013
Turkey, Iraq, and Oil The American SpectatorApril 5, 2013
Assessing Iraq's Oil Industry GLORIAJuly 1, 2012
Iraqi petroleum and the damage done The Daily Star (Beirut)November 21, 2011
Iraq's Oil Industry Hudson New YorkOctober 11, 2010
Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure? Huffington PostMay 9, 2005
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Cyprus and Israel: A New Geopolitical Equation Middle East QuarterlyFall 2023
Saudi Arabia's Flawed "Vision 2030" Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Strike Oil Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
Turkey at the Energy Crossroads Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Investment Vehicles for the Persian Gulf Countries Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
How Iraqi Oil Smuggling Greases Violence Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Reconstructing Iraq: Bringing Iraq's Economy Back Online Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Providing Arms Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Energy First Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Oil: Who's Really Over a Barrel? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2003
How Important is Saudi Oil? Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
Saud Nasir al-Sabah: "Kuwait's Welfare Mentality Must Go" Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Kuwait's Economic Travails Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1996
Can Gulf Monarchies Survive the Oil Bust? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
Title Publication Date
Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency: Report of an Independent Task Force Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Iran Oil: The New Middle East Challenge to America Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Crude Power: Politics and the Oil Market Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Economic Relations between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States, 1967-2000: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-First Century: The Political, Foreign Policy, Economic, and Energy Dimensions Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Managing the Oil Wealth: OPEC's Windfalls and Pitfalls Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975, Volume III: The Challenge of Nationalism Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-63 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Oil and Regional Developments in the Gulf Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Empire and Nationhood: The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950-54 Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Instability and Conflict in the Middle East: People, Petroleum and Security Threats Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Oil Trade: Politics and Prospects Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
The Huge Impact of Israel's Energy Reserves MEF WireNovember 8, 2012
Energy Alternatives and the War on Terror MEF WireOctober 30, 2006
Ending America's Dependence on Middle East Oil MEF WireOctober 27, 2004
Middle East Forum Radio
Title Publication Date
Endy Zemenides: Washington Must "Show Turkey It Cannot Act with Impunity" against U.S. Interests Middle East Forum RadioDecember 21, 2019
Title Publication Date
David P. Goldman on the New, New Middle East: China, Iran, and Turkey Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 27, 2023
Tomas Sandell on the Future of European-Israeli Relations Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 23, 2023
Christopher Holton: Waging a Counter-Islamist Offensive in America Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 17, 2022
Benjamin Weinthal on Germany's Increasing Support of the Iranian Regime Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 4, 2022
Richard Goldberg on the New Worst Deal in History Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 21, 2022
Robert Kaufman on Conservative Versus Liberal Approaches to the Middle East Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 18, 2022
Joseph Humire on Iran's Tightening Hold on Latin America Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 24, 2022