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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  • January 20, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Financial Intelligence Grows as U.S. Weapon to Fight ‘Bad Guys’

Jimmy Gurule remembers struggling for a seat at the table with his counterparts from U.S. intelligence agencies when he was an under secretary of the Treasury a decade ago. In those days, the Treasury Department was a minor player in the world of three-letter spy agencies -- CIA, NSA, DIA. “It was...

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  • January 20, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Blog Posts

SOTU: Elizabeth Rosenberg on the Falling Price of Oil

This year must be a pivotal one on energy policy. The dramatic fall in oil prices over the last six months, by almost 60 percent, and the economic and political fallout that will occur in this country and abroad compound the serious need for Presidential leadership on energy now. At present, U.S....

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  • January 14, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama
  • Blog Posts

Expanding the CNAS Strategic Focus on Economics and National Security

The Center for a New American Security is expanding its strategic focus on economic issues in national security, and will expand and rename the “Energy, Environment, and Security Program” to become the “Energy, Economics, and Security Program.” The program’s strategic objective is to increase its...

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  • January 9, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Cohen Appointment Shows Rise of Financial Intel in U.S. Policy

The appointment by President Barack Obama of David Cohen to be deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency underscored the importance the administration places on financial intelligence matters, experts said. Mr. Cohen, as U.S. Department of Treasury undersecretary of terrorism and...

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  • December 16, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Making Putin Blink

The West’s financial weapons against Russia were meant to hit President Vladimir Putin’s foundation of power — the men and companies close to him — with surgical precision. Instead, Western sanctions, falling oil prices, and Moscow’s clumsy attempts to stem the damage have helped push the Russian...

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  • December 11, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Dr. David Titley, Alexander Wiker
  • Policy Briefs

Arctic 2015 and Beyond: A Strategy for U.S. Leadership in the High North

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Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg, Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr. David Titley, and Alexander Wiker, a post-graduate fellow at Pennsylvania State University Dickenson School of Law, lay out the challenges and opportunities that face the United States as it assumes the chair of the Arctic Council in...

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  • November 24, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Nuclear Talks, Glutted Markets Offer Iranian Economy Little Relief

The seven-month extension of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers agreed to in Vienna means Iran can expect little relief from sanctions that have hamstrung its oil exports and whacked its economy. What's more, even if Iran can secure some respite during the next round of talks,...

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  • November 4, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Direct US-Iran banking channel could cement nuclear deal

As nuclear talks enter a crucial period ahead of the Nov. 24 deadline, one of the incentives the Barack Obama administration is dangling before Iran is a direct banking channel between a US and an Iranian financial institution, Al-Monitor has learned. A former US diplomat familiar with the...

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  • October 28, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Lithuania Cheers 'Independence'

With the arrival Monday of the liquefied natural gas terminal Independence to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, the tiny Baltic countries have thrown up a gleaming steel gibbet to dissuade Russia from using energy to hold the region hostage. The floating, nearly 1,000-foot-long LNG terminal will...

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  • October 24, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State

President Barack Obama in early September announced coalition airstrikes would "degrade and ultimately destroy" the group calling itself the Islamic State. With no boots on the ground, the Pentagon said striking oil installations controlled by the Sunni-led terrorist group would help cut off its...

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