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Geopolitical Risks and Opportunities of the Lower Oil Price Era

  • Center for a New American Security 1152 15th Street Northwest, 9th Floor Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Geopolitical Risks and Opportunities of the
Lower Oil Price Era

A 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

Please join us for 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.

This panel will include 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 will coincide 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.


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