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 28, 2015
  • Michele Flournoy
  • Congressional Testimony

Michèle Flournoy before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

CNAS Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the national security implications of lifting the crude oil export ban.

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  • July 21, 2015
  • Events

Iran and the Future of the Regional Security and Economic Landscape

  Iran and the Future of theRegional Security and Economic Landscape Featuring a keynote address by: Jon WolfsthalSenior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the National Security Council And panel discussions on: Panel One: The Iran Nuclear Deal's Regional Impact Dr. Suzanne...

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  • July 16, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Could Obama Have Gotten More From Iran With Additional, Crippling Sanctions?

WASHINGTON – Critics of the nuclear deal that major world powers struck with Iran this week have largely based their case on a counterfactual. Had President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Iran that were more aggressive -- “crippling,” even -- then, the theory goes, he would have extracted more...

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  • July 14, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

For U.S. firms, the Iran deal means pistachios, airline parts and carpets

For American corporations, the Iran nuclear deal starts with pistachios, caviar, carpets and airplanes — and could mean more. For American consumers, the deal could mean slightly lower oil prices, but not until next year, as limits on Iranian crude oil exports are lifted. But for Iran, the nuclear...

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  • July 14, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Op-eds

How Promoting Business in Iran Boosts the Nuclear Agreement

The United States and international partners have signed a historic agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, but they still face important choices about just how far to go in allowing Iran back into the global economy. In the short term, U.S. companies will be limited in their ability to join...

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  • June 23, 2015
  • Dr. David Gordon
  • Congressional Testimony

Dr. David F. Gordon before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Dr. David F. Gordon, adjunct senior fellow at CNAS, testified before the Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy on opportunities for U.S. allies and U.S. national security. Dr. Gordon concluded...

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  • June 23, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Dr. Sara Vakhshouri
  • Policy Briefs

Iran’s Economic Reintegration: Sanctions Relief, Energy, and Economic Growth Under a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg and Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, president of SVB Energy International, LLC, lay out how the removal of international sanctions on Iran is likely to proceed and what this will mean for Iran's economic prospects - most notably, Iran's energy sector. The report offers...

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  • June 23, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Iran's oil output goals likely unrealistic because of risk, report says

Iran's ambitions to produce 4 million barrels a day of oil and 1 million b/d of condensate by 2018 are likely unrealistic because US and European banks and companies are reluctant to take on high-risk investments, according to a report a Washington-based think tank will release Tuesday."A more...

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  • June 17, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Zachary K. Goldman
  • Policy Briefs

Economic Statecraft: American Economic Power and the New Face of Financial Warfare

Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and Zachary K. Goldman, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, describe challenges associated with the increasing use of coercive economic measures to tackle security challenges. These challenges include both changes to the structure...

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  • May 18, 2015
  • Dr. David Titley
  • Op-eds

Commentary: Ensure Sovereignty, Access, Security in Arctic

Last week, the US became chair of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum for the eight Arctic nations and observer nations as distant from the Arctic as India and Singapore. Most Americans think of Alaska when they think about the Arctic but do not fully appreciate how important the Arctic...

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