Gal Luft

Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

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Executive Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington, DC-based think-tank focused on energy security, and co-author of Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence through Fuel Choice

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In Copenhagen today, dozens of developing countries—including China, India and Brazil—threatened to walk out of  climate talks , insisting that the developed world isn’t doing enough…

It's Down to the Wire on Climate Agreement in Copenhagen

In Copenhagen today, dozens of developing countries—including China, India and Brazil—threatened to walk out of climate talks , insisting that the developed world isn’t doing enough…

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Developing nations threatened to walk out of Copenhagen today, dramatizing the split between rich and poor that has haunted  climate talks  for 20 years.

Cold Water Hits Global Warming Agreements

Developing nations threatened to walk out of Copenhagen today, dramatizing the split between rich and poor that has haunted climate talks for 20 years.

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Even in the Republican south, 64% tell pollsters they oppose the  President's handling of the war in Iraq .

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Even in the Republican south, 64% tell pollsters they oppose the President's handling of the war in Iraq .

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