Oil is localised – it cannot be produced where reserves don’t exist – and yet it is the lifeblood of globalisation. A country that dominates the oil market, which is the world’s largest commodity market, is automatically an influential player…
Oil prices plunged more than 50 percent between mid-2014 and mid-2015. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was widely expected to cut production in an effort to arrest the price decline. And yet OPEC did no such thing.…
A new piece I co-authored for a special edition of Global Policy assesses OPEC’s historic performance in global energy. It alsodiscusses key trends that are likely to determine OPEC’s effectiveness in the years ahead, particularly climate change policies. Learn more.
German weekly DIE ZEIT just published a review of my recent OPEC book. Read more.
My recent book on OPEC was reviewed in Handelsblatt. Learn more.
My recent OPEC book got reviewed in German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Read more.
Just have a new co-authored book out: Die OPEC. Macht und Ohnmacht des Oelkartells. Published by Hanser. Learn more.