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Matthew Hulbert

Lead Analyst, European Energy Review

Matthew Hulbert is the lead analyst for European Energy Review, an Amsterdam-based website that publishes original reports, interviews, analyses, viewpoints and debates, written by correspondents and energy professionals across Europe.

Prior to this, Mr. Hulbert served as senior research fellow at Clingendael International Energy Programme in The Hague, where he wrote their flagship book, Age of Paradox: Exploring the Uncertain World of Energy 2000-2020.

He has also been a senior fellow at ETH Zurich, leading its work on energy security and political risk, a senior energy analyst at Datamonitor, in London, and head of global risk analysis at Control Risks Group in London and Washington.

He has also held political consulting positions at Weber Shandwick Worldwide and was policy director of the largest All Party Parliamentary Group in the UK Parliament. He began his career at the Foreign Policy Centre in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hulbert writes the Old-School Energy, New World Order column for Forbes. He has testified before the European Parliament and the Gulf Cooperation Council and delivered keynote speeches in London, Washington, Warsaw, Brussels, Bruges, Budapest, Baku, Vienna, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Zurich, Oxford, Amsterdam and The Hague.

He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and Durham University.

Articles by Matthew Hulbert

Iran, Oil and U.S. Electoral Politics

Are U.S. energy and foreign policy objectives at odds with the electoral strategies of the presidential candidates?

October 2, 2012

The Amazing U.S. Confusion Over Iran Oil Sanctions

How are U.S. politicians undermining their Iran santions in their pursuit of lower gas prices?

March 27, 2012

Iranian Endgame: Part II — The Saudi Dimension

How will Saudi Arabia and China influence the outcome of the West's standoff with Iran?

February 10, 2012

Iranian Endgame: Part I — Sanctions and Asia

Can sanctions on oil exports provide enough bite to induce Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions?

February 9, 2012

Egypt and the Global Oil Market: Geopolitics Is Back

Markets are extraordinarily bad at getting political risk right — and the Egypt crisis is no exception.

February 4, 2011

China’s Instability Paradox

Why is China pursuing oil resources in unstable countries without regard for the political risk entailed?

November 17, 2009

After the $147-Barrel Bubble (Part II)

How are oil prices linked to political reform?

July 10, 2009

After the $147-Barrel Bubble (Part I)

What lessons should oil-producing states learn from the recent volatility in oil prices?

July 9, 2009

Inconvenient Geopolitical Truths

What does politics have to do with oil markets?

September 23, 2008

Asia: A Vision for 2015

Despite substantial growth, what needs to be done to reduce poverty in Asia?

May 19, 2006