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Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs


The new energy abundance driven by unconventional oil and gas production is upending global politics on a wide range of issues. But nowhere is the effect more prominent than in the declining influence of OPEC. It took some time, but American entrepreneurship, innovation and technology have once again disrupted a comfortable cartel.


O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Disrupting Opec: How American Ingenuity and “Tight Oil” Is Fracturing the All-Powerful Cartel." LinkedIn, September 23, 2017.