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The Med: hub or flashpoint?

Enduring conflicts and unresolved disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean promise to shape – and constrain – the development of offshore energy in the near future. Shaky relations throughout the region hinder a growing roster of global stakeholders, forcing geopolitical and commercial interests to maintain a fine balance...

The great transition

The world is experiencing another energy transition. Over the past few centuries, we have gone from wood to coal to oil, gas and nuclear; now we are shifting towards renewables. Consequences for society are inevitable – the trick is to manage them to our advantage.* * *...

On energy and responsibility

Italy’s power system is undergoing a major transition and the country needs investments, focused on innovation and digitalization. Terna is supporting a sustainable growth, ensuring security of supply for an efficient and resilient network.* * *...

Twenty energy years from now

In June 2038 – with the energy transition behind us – things are looking up for those utilities and operators that have embraced the change. Our energy future is cleaner, more sustainable, more flexible and less expensive thanks to farsighted policies that altered the dynamics of demand and supply...

In search of a negotiated solution in Libya

On 26 August violent clashes broke out in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Sixty-one Libyans were killed and 159 injured, many of them civilians, including children...

Libya’s precarious state

While most Libya observers focused on the endless debate about whether to hold elections in December, the situation in Tripoli precipitated into a state of emergency after violent clashes erupted between militias at the end of August...

How the US and the EU can reach a better understanding on trade – with China in mind

US trade representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström are meeting this week in Brussels for the second time to advance talks on a potential trade deal. Based on the past 18 months of an evolving Trump trade policy, what can Europe expect from this dialogue?...

Under the surface of the “blue wave”

Democrats are expected to win big in November’s midterm elections. The "enthusiasm gap" is definitely in their favor, given the chance to rebuke and hamstring Donald Trump, and the generic congressional ballot, which has historically been a good predictor of success in the fall, shows Democrats with about an 8-point lead as of mid-July...

The Saudi factor in Palestine's future

Framed as an act of goodwill and regional support, the June 10th renewal of the Gulf aid package to Jordan - after new economic austerity measures ignited mass protests - may finally spell trouble for the kingdom...

Two Americas and the lost center

All my life, I’ve been considered very liberal (that means basically “left,” in American usage)...