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Watch: Geopolitical Risks and Opportunities of the Lower Oil Price Era

Apr 26, 2018
2:30pm to 4:00pm ET

Center for a New American Security
Washington, DC

The Center for a New American Security hosted a public event on how lower oil prices have reshaped geopolitical calculations for U.S. policymakers, from opening new opportunities for collaboration in Asia to creating challenges and instability in traditional oil-producing nations.

The panel included a discussion of: (1) Russia's response to lower oil prices and the challenges this presents to the United States; (2) the prospects for continued U.S. engagement in the Middle East given decreasing concerns about energy scarcity; (3) opportunities for U.S. collaboration with Asian partners given decreased competition over energy resources; and (4) the geopolitical ramifications of lower fossil fuel prices for renewable energy resources.

The event coincided with the release of the new CNAS report "U.S. Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Lower Oil Prices" by Dr. David Gordon, Divya Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya, and Edoardo Saravalle.

Panel Featuring: 

Edward C. Chow
Senior Fellow
Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Meghan O'Sullivan
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. David Gordon
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Energy, Economics & Security Program
Center for a New American Security 

Divya Reddy
Practice Head
Global Energy & Natural Resources
Eurasia Group

Moderated by:
Elizabeth Rosenberg
Senior Fellow and Director
Energy, Economics & Security Program
Center for a New American Security

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Center for a New American Security
1152 15th Street, NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005