The New Age of Energy Crisis and Diplomacy

Wind power station and global communication concept.

By Norman T. Roule

Norman T. Roule is a geopolitical and energy consultant who served for 34 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, managing numerous programs relating to Iran and the Middle East. He served as the National Intelligence Manager for Iran (NIM-I) at the ODNI from 2008 until 2017. As NIM-I, he was the principal Intelligence Community (IC) official responsible for overseeing all aspects of national intelligence policy and activities related to Iran, to include IC engagement on Iran issues with senior policymakers in the National Security Council and the Department of State.  Roule is a non-resident senior adviser with the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an advisor to United Against Nuclear Iran and the Counter Extremism Project, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The energy pressures created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are continuing to shape a new global energy future. An EU embargo on Russian coal imports going into effect today is just a part of the bigger picture.

Energy bills are soaring in places like the UK, where analysts are predicting that poverty could be an issue as early as January as Britons try to keep up with rising energy costs.  But there is hope.

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