Much Ado About Nord Stream 2: Pipeline Politics and European Energy Security (Global Policy)

Alex Gilbert and Morgan D. Bazilian explore how the USA can support European energy security

Morgan D. Bazilian is Executive Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in energy, natural resources, and environmental policy and international affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in energy analysis and was a Fulbright Fellow. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Alex is Cofounder of SparkLibrary, where he leads software design, energy data analysis, and policy evaluation. Previously, Alex analyzed electricity, natural gas, and oil markets for private sector clients at Haynes and Boone. Alex has a Masters of Energy Regulation and Law and a Certificate in Climate Law from Vermont Law School and is a non-Resident Fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. 

Population and Climate Change (Global Policy)

F. Landis MacKellar explores three areas where demography can be closely linked to climate change adaptation

Landis MacKellar is an economist and lawyer whose published research has spanned demography, the economics of the social sector, and natural resource and environmental economics.  In 2013, he joined the Population Council ( in New York as Senior Associate and Editor of Population and Development Review, the leading journal seeking to advance knowledge of the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change.  Mr. MacKellar resides in New York and Paris and  is a frequent consultant to the European Commission as well as other international development agencies and institutions.  The opinions expressed here are his own

Trading Up: How Developing Countries can Streamline Import/Export by Global Policy

Philippe Isler is the Director for the Global Alliance For Trade Facilitation and is based at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Rodríguez Chiffelle is currently Head of Trade and Investment Policy at the World Economic Forum.

Book Review – Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards: The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon by Global Policy

Estella Carpi is a Research Associate in the Migration Research Unit, Department of Geography, University College London, working on Southern-led responses to displacement from Syria in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a research project on social responses to conflict-induced displacement and humanitarian assistance provision in contemporary Lebanon. In the past, she also worked as a researcher in Egypt, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, mostly focusing on humanitarian and welfare systems, forced migration, and identity politics.