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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  • May 14, 2015
  • Events

National Security and U.S. Crude Oil Export

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) cordially invites you to attend: National Security and U.S. Crude Oil Export Featuring: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and an expert panel discussion with: Erica DownsSenior Analyst,...

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  • May 14, 2015
  • Dr. David Gordon, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama
  • Reports

Crude Oil Export & U.S. National Security

Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security (EES) Program; David Gordon, a CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow; and Ellie Maruyama, an EES Research Associate, make the case that lifting the U.S. ban on exporting crude oil would “help make U.S. energy...

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  • April 14, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Congressional Testimony

Elizabeth Rosenberg before the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

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Elizabeth Rosenberg, senior fellow and director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS, will testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on the crude oil export ban. In her prepared statements, Ms. Rosenberg explores...

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  • March 31, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Senate Oil Export Hearing Panelists Debate National Security And Limited Refinery Capacity

Insight for Industry – U.S. Crude Oil Export Restrictions Cause Refining Mismatch and Light Oil Price DiscountThe dramatic increase in domestic oil production over the past decade – facilitated by drilling technology improvements – has rekindled the crude oil export debate. Allowing crude oil...

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  • March 20, 2015
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

How a Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Affect Gas Prices

Iran has been developing nuclear technology for years, with Iranian officials saying the program is for national prestige, scientific research, and power plants. For just as long, the U.S. and its allies have been skeptical, worrying that Iran is trying to develop the technology necessary to build...

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Michele Flournoy
  • Congressional Testimony

CEO Michèle Flournoy: Statement to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

CEO Michèle Flournoy submitted a Congressional Statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discussing United States Crude Export Policy. An archived webcast is available on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources website at energy.senate.gov.

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Former Obama Officials Say Oil Export Ban Hurts U.S. Credibility

Two former Obama administration officials said a four-decade-old ban on oil exports limits U.S. geopolitical influence and makes it harder to get other nations to embrace free trade. The issue of the ban “arose constantly” in negotiations with other countries, including when the U.S. sought...

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Michele Flournoy
  • In the News

Growing U.S. oil export debate has now spread to geopolitics

Lifting the longstanding ban on U.S. crude oil exports would boost the country'seconomy and enhance its global leadership, a former senior Obama administration official will tell senators on Thursday, introducing a strategic dimension to the growing debate over selling American oil abroad. In...

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Congressional Testimony

Elizabeth Rosenberg before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the United States' Crude Export Policy. An archived webcast is available on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources website at energy.senate.gov.

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  • February 18, 2015
  • Eric Lorber
  • Blog Posts

Swift Sanctions

With the potential unraveling of the second ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, U.S. and EU policymakers are searching for new ways to convince Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in the former Soviet Republic.  While in recent weeks the focus has been on...

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