September 20, 2022

Western Nations Will Take Temperature on Proposed Russian Oil Price Cap

Featuring Maria Snegovaya

Source: The New York Times

Journalist Edward Wong

American and European officials want to avoid sending energy prices soaring before the arrival of winter. European leaders are already grappling with high energy prices and their potential impact on domestic politics. Mr. Putin has cut off some natural gas exports to European countries, in what the Biden administration calls a “weaponization” of energy supplies. U.S. officials and their partners are also expected to try to persuade countries outside the Group of 7 to abide by whatever price cap is set. That includes China, India and Turkey, as well as other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

“The oil price cap — if that’s going to work at all — is dependent on these countries’ willingness to follow the rules established by the West,” said Maria Snegovaya, a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University who has written about sanctions on Russia.

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Authors

  • Maria Snegovaya

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Maria Snegovaya (Ph.D., Columbia University) is an adjunct senior fellow in the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She also serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political S...