Bilateral Cooperation

China Plans New Energy Strategy

Amid uncertainties about the incoming U.S. administration’s approach to the Middle East and the nuclear deal, Tehran and Beijing appear to be entering a new era in their strategic partnership, including the potential transfer of advanced weapon systems down the road. Last week, Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan concluded a three-day trip to Tehran, the… Keep reading →


(SEOUL, South Korea) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Republic of Korea (ROK) Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-Yul co-chaired the first meeting of the U.S.-ROK High Level Bilateral Commission (HLBC) in Seoul, South Korea, this week.  The HLBC is an essential element of the successor U.S.-ROK “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses… Keep reading →

Canada/US Policy Scan 2016

US President Barack Obama speaks on Marc

Earlier this year, US President Barack Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation, the first official visit by a Canadian PM to the US in nearly two decades.

Kazakhstan Oil Industry Is Booming

On April 6, 2016, the Kazakhstan – United States Energy Partnership Commission held a meeting at the Energy Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, co-chaired by Energy Minister K.A. Bosumbayev and Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. The Republic of Kazakhstan was represented at the session by officials from the Energy Ministry and the Foreign… Keep reading →

Britain's Prince Charles(6thR) walks in

In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. [ABC News] Exxon Mobil has claimed oil and gas will still dominate world energy by 2040, in a statement released today as… Keep reading →


As the world’s two largest democracies, the United States and India share the goals of strengthening economies and protecting the environment. This is why the United States and India are committed to working together to find answers to some of the biggest challenges of our time.  When President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi… Keep reading →

John Kerry Speaks At SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

Cairo and Washington both see the upcoming dialogue as a means of signaling that political disagreements will not torpedo the core relationship anytime soon. On August 2, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo to begin the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue. The high-level exchange reflects both countries’ desire to emphasize shared regional interests over the political… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

President Anastasiades will likely use this week’s summit to build momentum toward the development of offshore gas reserves, with Iran and other issues making the agenda well. On July 28, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will visit Cyprus for discussions concentrating on natural gas, among other key topics such as Iran, counterterrorism, and the Palestinian… Keep reading →


US sanctions are not immediately lifted due to the announcement.

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff put climate change at the top of their agenda, with the US and Brazil agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable power by 2030. “Brazil also committed to restoring up to 12m hectares of forest – an area about the size of England or Pennsylvania –… Keep reading →

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