Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes and speaks on the national security and foreign policy implications of the use of sanctions and economic statecraft as well as energy market shifts. Current geographic areas of focus include Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, and Venezuela. She has testified before Congress on an array of banking and trade issues, and on energy geopolitics and markets topics. She is widely quoted by leading media outlets in the United States and abroad.
From May 2009 through September 2013, Ms. Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, and then to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In these senior roles, she helped to develop and implement financial and energy sanctions. Key initiatives she helped to oversee include the tightening of global sanctions on Iran, the launching of new, comprehensive sanctions against Libya and Syria and modification of Burma sanctions in step with normalization of diplomatic relations. She also helped to formulate anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist and counter-proliferation financing policy and oversee financial regulatory enforcement activities.
Prior to her service in the U.S. government Ms. Rosenberg was an energy policy correspondent at Argus Media in Washington D.C., analyzing U.S and Middle Eastern energy policy, regulation and trading. She spoke and published extensively on OPEC, strategic reserves, energy sanctions and national security policy, oil and natural gas investment and production, and renewable fuels.
Ms. Rosenberg received an MA in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a BA in Politics and Religion from Oberlin College.
Outside of CNAS, Rosenberg is providing outside informal counsel exclusively to the Biden campaign for President.
Recent Publications & News
EventsVirtual Report Launch: Reengaging Iran: A New Strategy for the United States
By Ilan Goldenberg, Kaleigh Thomas, Elisa Catalano Ewers, Jake Sullivan, Kelsey Davenport, Mark Dubowitz, Kirsten Fontenrose, Ellie Geranmayeh, Michael Singh, Dana Stroul, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Ariane Tabatabai
VideoA Deadly Game: East China Sea Crisis 2030
By Richard Fontaine, Susanna V. Blume, Shai Korman, Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser, Dr. ED McGrady, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, Bryan Walsh, LTG Anthony R. "Tony" Ierardi, USA (Ret.), Sarah Mineiro & Eric Heginbotham
In The NewsWhat Britain’s New Sanctions Reveal About US-UK Relations
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
VideoClosing the Deal: National Security and Investment Scrutiny
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Carrie Cordero, David Cohen, Elbridge Colby, Wally Adeyemo, Deborah Lehr, Aimen Mir & Uzra Zeya
In The NewsBill targeting banks over China's Hong Kong law passes U.S. Senate
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
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