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.

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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
  • 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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  • 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 15, 2016
  • Events

U.S. Sanctions and National Security

The Center for a New American Security and the Center on Law and Security hosted a Policy Conference on:  U.S. Sanctions and National Security   Featuring a Keynote Policy Address by:  Adam SzubinActing Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial IntelligenceU.S. Department of the Treasury A...

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  • April 15, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Zachary K. Goldman, Dr. Daniel Drezner, Julia Solomon-Strauss
  • Reports

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

Economic sanctions have become an increasingly important way for the United States to project power and advance its national interests. Most recently, innovative and effective sanctions have addressed Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, demonstrating the importance of...

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  • April 15, 2016
  • In the News

Top Treasury Official Warns Against Over-Reliance on Sanctions

Though the Obama administration has often resorted to financial sanctions to coerce foreign adversaries into better behavior, a top Treasury official warned Friday that overusing the measures risks damaging the long-term vitality of the U.S. economy and the economies of friendly nations. “...

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  • March 30, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

How U.S. trade sanctions are no longer punishments

The use of sanctions in the U.S. have become are more “targeted” and “engineered” in recent years, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said during a speech in Washington Wednesday morning. “If you go back to early sanctions programs, it was pretty much on or off,” he said. “You cut a country off and...

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  • March 23, 2016
  • Peter Harrell
  • Op-eds

To strengthen the Iran deal, impose tough sanctions on Iran’s missile tests

With Iran’s recent launch of advanced ballistic missiles, Iranian hardliners are testing the resolve of the U.S. and our partners to confront Iranian aggression that challenges the nuclear agreement that came into effect earlier this year. A forceful U.S. and international response to the Iranian...

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  • January 16, 2016
  • Peter Harrell
  • In the News

U.S. lifts ban on foreign units of American companies operating in Iran

The United States will allow foreign subsidiaries of American companies to trade with Iran as part of sanctions relief granted under an international nuclear deal, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Saturday. The move will give U.S. companies the chance of gaining a toehold in Iran. With a large...

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