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Jeff Colgan

An Iranian nuclear deal likely to delay shale recovery (comments by Jeff Colgan)

June 29, 2015 San Antonio Express News

Jeff Colgan, assistant professor of international studies and political science, comments on the future of oil prices, as the market prepares for the return of Iranian crude: “Some people think the Saudis might reduce their oil production to try to stabilize the price while Iran is increasing theirs. I tend to disagree with that,” Colgan said in part.

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OPEC: united or divided? (comments by Jeff Colgan)

June 4, 2015 Albawaba Business

Jeff Colgan, assistant professor of politics and international relations, comments on OPEC, which holds its biannual meeting in Vienna on Friday. "OPEC does not function as a cartel," he said. "Its members continue to have quite different interests and are unlikely to cooperate in any meaningful way to cut their collective oil production."

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Yemen shows sectarianism is malleable (written by Jeff Colgan)

April 13, 2015 Monkey Cage, Washington Post

Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies of Jeff Colgan on Monkey Cage: "Rare, individual security threats might call for a U.S. military response, but over the long run the situation calls for a different approach. "

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Jeff Colgan's "Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War" reviewed by Paul Musgrave in Energy Research & Social Science

April 13, 2015

In his review of Jeff Colgan's Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Paul Musgrave of Dickinson College writes: “Colgan adds to a growing literature that demonstrates a relationship between the personalities of state leaders, the ways that the structures of their regimes affect their incentives, and the foreign policies they choose.” The review appeared in Energy Research & Social Science (March 6, 2015). Colgan is Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the Watson Institute.

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Report on Libya: The Clash for Oil (comments by Jeff Colgan)

April 7, 2015 The Global Intelligence

Jeff Colgan, Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies in The Global Intelligence: “In the short run, it might intensify the conflict as various groups see a limited window of opportunity to affect the outcome of the conflict, before money and ammo run out.”

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Jeff Colgan on OPEC and Oil (Audio)

February 9, 2015 The Bloomberg Advantage

Jeff Colgan, Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, talks about OPEC on "The Bloomberg Advantage" with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn.

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Colgan comments on the recent drop in oil prices in the New York Times.

January 21, 2015

Jeff Colgan, assistant professor of political science and international studies, comments on the recent plummet of oil prices in an article on how the oil market got to this point. “We probably won’t see $100 a barrel for a while,” said Colgan. “Fracking does put a bit of a ceiling on the price.” 

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Colgan comments on the affect oil has on geopolitics.

January 14, 2015 Ami Magazine

Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science Jeff Colgan in Ami Magazine: “When oil prices are rising, there is also a rise in nationalism. Oil-producing countries are more assertive." Ami Magazine

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