Haizam Amirah-Fernández is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Associate Professor at the Instituto de Empresa (IE). BA from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MA in Arab Studies on a Fulbright scholarship from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He completed his studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Besides being Co-founder of the FATE Consortium, a collaborative energy technology platform, Wael Almazeedi is Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and a Member of Kuwait’s National Hydrogen Committee. He has over 25 years of industry experience in energy and infrastructure acquired while working for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (1984-1990); the World Bank Group (1993-97); BTU Ventures (1999-2011), an infrastructure private equity firm; and since 2012, FATE Consortium.
Juan Alberti is an international researcher and consultant in the field of infrastructure development. His work is focused on infrastructure policy analysis and megaproject planning, appraisal and delivery. He currently works as an external consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, with previous experience working for the public and the private sector in several countries, and other multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and various United Nations agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, IOM). At present, he is PhD (c) in Planning Studies at University College London.
Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi is a UK-based political economist focused on the Gulf/Middle East region with research interests in energy and Arab/GCC - Asia/China relations. He received his PhD in international relations from Durham University in the United Kingdom, where his thesis focused on China’s relations with Saudi Arabia.
Alessandro leads the development of McKinsey’s natural-gas knowledge, helping to build a distinctive perspective on gas-market discontinuities, natural gas, and LNG. He serves clients globally, working across all the functions from operations, marketing, and sales to corporate finance and organization. Before joining McKinsey, Alessandro held engineering, sales, and business-development roles at a subsidiary of General Electric, and he was a researcher and teacher’s assistant in combustion at Frederick O. Hess Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University.
Karen E. Young is a senior fellow and founding director of the Program on Economics and Energy at the Middle East Institute. She regularly teaches at the US Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Before joining AEI, she served as senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, a research and visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an assistant professor of political science at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.
Kenya’s upcoming election adds to the uncertainty coming from the international landscape. Typically, elections are not a painless affair in the East African country. Violence is not necessarily part of the outcome, but the departure of President Uhuru Kenyatta, at the end of his second term and no longer eligible for re-election, makes the unfolding scenario highly unpredictable.
On August 9th, 2022 Kenyans will vote for a new President. It will be the third time a President will be leaving office after his term is over. President Daniel arap Moi ruled the country for 24 years, ten after the Constitution was changed to open the country to multipartism and to cap presidential terms to two. He argued that, after changing the Constitution, he qualified for a new start, which he was granted.
Questa settimana, il prezzo medio del gas naturale in Europa ha sfondato quota 200 €/MWh (60$/MmBtu). Siamo ormai a dieci volte il suo prezzo medio dell’ultimo decennio (15-25 €/MWh) e vicini al record stabilito a marzo, subito dopo l’invasione russa dell’Ucraina.
The long-anticipated tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (RevCon), which began only two days ago, on 1 August, comes at a time of precarity within the nuclear non-proliferation regime.