Writings by Topic: Oil & Gas

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
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
Saudi Arabia's Flawed "Vision 2030" Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
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
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Strike Oil Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
Iraqi petroleum and the damage done The Daily Star (Beirut)November 21, 2011
Iraq's Oil Industry Hudson New YorkOctober 11, 2010
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
Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure? Huffington PostMay 9, 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
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
Reviews
Book Title Publication Date
Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World
by Nimah Mazaheri
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
by Daniel Yergin
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold
by Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe
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
by Robert Zubrin
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
by Roger Howard
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East
by Valérie Marcel with John Mitchell
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Crude Power: Politics and the Oil Market
by Øystein Noreng
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World
by Peter Tertzakian
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil
by Aileen Keating
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
by Gil Feiler
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security
by Ian Rutledge
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea
by Gawdat Bahgat
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-First Century: The Political, Foreign Policy, Economic, and Energy Dimensions
by Anthony H. Cordesman
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment
by Abbas Alnasrawi
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Managing the Oil Wealth: OPEC's Windfalls and Pitfalls
by Jahangir Amuzegar
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975, Volume III: The Challenge of Nationalism
by James Bramberg
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Oil and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-63
by Uri Bialer
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
by Mary Ann Heiss
Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East
by Geoffrey Kemp and Robert Harkavy
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin
by Geoffrey Kemp
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States
by Terry Lynn Karl
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Instability and Conflict in the Middle East: People, Petroleum and Security Threats
by Naji Abi-Aad and Michel Grenon
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
Oil Trade: Politics and Prospects
by J. E. Hartshorn
Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994