The Arab Spring and its impact on supply and production in global markets

EUCERS/KAS Energy Security Fellowship 2012-13

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The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at the Department of War Studies, King's College London support a young fellow each year with an innovative research proposal on energy security. For this purpose the Fellow has the opportunity to spend two semesters at King’s College London, one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities to conduct research on a given topic, jointly decided by EUCERS and KAS.

Shiraz Maher is the first KAS Energy Security Fellow at EUCERS and has spent his research year at King’s in 2012/13. During his fellowship, Shiraz has written the study “The Arab Spring and its Impact on Supply and Production in Global Markets”.

The Middle East is among the most important regions in the world for the supply and production of energy resources. Indeed, the Arab world holds 49.6% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 29.1% of its natural gas. The Arab Spring has distorted an already muddled picture, dramatically recasting the contours of an ordinarily fissiparous region.

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United Kingdom, January 30, 2014