Energy, Economics and Security

The Energy, Economics and Security program analyzes the changing global marketplace and implications for U.S. national security and foreign policy. Shifting energy dynamics, the geopolitical challenges associated with a changing climate and powerful economic forces all shape U.S. global leadership. In a highly interconnected global system, leaders must increasingly leverage energy and financial assets to defend and promote U.S. national interests. The Energy, Economics and Security program develops practical strategies to help decision-makers understand, anticipate and respond.

The Energy, Economics and Security Team

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  • July 15, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Inside the plan to undo the Iran nuclear deal

For Barack Obama, July 14, 2015 marked the greatest diplomatic triumph of his presidency: Amid flags and flashbulbs in Vienna, his secretary of State, John Kerry, announced a historic, UN-backed nuclear accord to defuse the global security threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. For Mark Dubowitz, the day...

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  • July 13, 2016
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The JCPOA with Iran, One Year Later

Washington, July 13 – As Iran and international powers approach the one-year anniversary of their historic nuclear accord on July 14, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Senior Fellows Ilan Goldenberg and Elizabeth Rosenberg have written a new Press Note reflecting on the success of the...

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  • July 7, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Keep Up the Pressure on Iran

One year into the life of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the international agreement that dismantled Iran’s nuclear program, the best hopes and worst fears of the deal’s advocates and critics have failed to materialize. Those who believed that the nuclear deal would serve as the first...

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  • July 3, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Trigger-happy leaders can’t find sanctions off-switch

WASHINGTON — Slapping costly financial sanctions on enemies and adversaries is second nature these days in Washington and Brussels. But flipping off the sanctions switch is a lot more difficult than it seems. Just ask aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus, which announced major deals ...

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  • June 15, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Dr. David Gordon, Ellie Maruyama, Alexander Sullivan
  • Reports

The New Great Game: Changing Global Energy Markets, The Re-Emergent Strategic Triangle, and U.S. Policy

“The New Great Game: Changing Global Energy Markets, the Re-Emergent Strategic Triangle, and U.S. Policy,” makes specific policy recommendations for how the United States can leverage its rapidly-growing energy assets for national security goals, particularly with regard to China and Russia. Key...

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  • May 24, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Congressional Testimony

Elizabeth Rosenberg before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. During the hearing, "Understanding the Role of Sanctions Under the Iran Deal," Rosenberg notes that Iran sanctions are a powerful tool in the U.S. security arsenal and have delivered...

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  • May 10, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Asian and European banks are still shunning Iran — and Tehran blames the U.S.

  Iran’s long isolation from the global financial system, continuing sanctions and its own practices, such as arresting foreign businessmen as suspected spies, are hampering its ability to benefit more from a groundbreaking nuclear deal, according to current and former U.S. officials and Iran...

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  • April 18, 2016
  • Press Releases

CNAS Releases “The New Tools of Economic Warfare: Effects and Effectiveness of Contemporary U.S. Financial Sanctions”

  Washington, April 18 – As targeted financial sanctions become an ever-larger piece of the U.S. national security tool kit, the Center for a New American Security has released a new report, “The New Tools of Economic Warfare: The Effects and Effectiveness of Contemporary U.S. Financial Sanctions...

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  • April 18, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Zachary K. Goldman, Dr. Daniel Drezner, Julia Solomon-Strauss
  • In the News

So you want to know more about economic sanctions…

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has noted the increased interest and attention that economic sanctions have been receiving in D.C. Last year, sanctions played a surprisingly prominent role in the U.S. National Security Strategy. This month, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave an...

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