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Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn


Woodrow Wilson Center Press with Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013


9781421411699 hardcover; 9781421411866 paperback
Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn




For author updates to selected chapters, see the Energy and Security Updates page.

The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security. Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition gathers today’s topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to assess how the United States can integrate its energy and national security interests. This edition offers fresh analysis and insight into

  • The revolution in shale gas and oil
  • New energy frontiers, from ultra deepwater to the Arctic
  • The rising agenda of safety concerns across the energy complex
  • Energy poverty
  • Infrastructure for modernizing power grids
  • Climate security in the current political and economic environment 

The contributors offer a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how they affect national security and regional politics around the globe.

Jan H. Kalicki, former Commerce Department Counselor and White House NIS Ombudsman, is a senior scholar at the Wilson Center and Counselor for International Strategy at Chevron. David L. Goldwyn, former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs and State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, is President of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC.


For further information on energy issues and their political, economic, security, and environmental implications, see the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series and its related publications and events.

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