Last week’s episode of “The Other Dimension” program on Al-Arabiya channel discussed the issue of high energy prices and its political consequences.
After a hot autumn fraught with environmental and climate issues and with political and economic demands to rely on alternative energy sources and quit fossil fuels, winter came, putting pressure on the energy market in Europe and America and putting it before the moment of truth again, which is that oil, gas and fossil fuels are indispensable for a long time. .
A sign in Germany indicating the entrance to the Nordstream 2 line management center.
At the strategic level, the push and pull has returned to the outstanding energy issues between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Russia, especially with regard to the “Nordstream 2” line and America’s fears that European dependence on Russian energy will lead to a major change in the relations of interests between the European Union and Washington .
Observers wonder how energy prices will affect election boxes in Western countries in the coming period, especially since there are upcoming presidential elections in France, for example, and America is waiting for the congressional elections next fall.
Observers are also waiting to see if the current developments strengthen the viewpoint of the Republicans in America and the right-wing currents around the world in terms of energy policies, especially in the United States and Canada.