Energy and National Security

World at Night

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program offers leading research on emerging energy issues and delivers insightful independent analyses that both educates and drives effective policy.

Program Overview

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is a leader in understanding and analyzing the shifting global and domestic energy landscape. Our approach seeks to analyze and explain the intersection of policy, markets, and technologies. The team is comprised of scholars with a wide range of professional experience in the private and public sectors as well as firsthand regional expertise, who work together to formulate innovative yet pragmatic policy recommendations.

Continuing its collaboration with leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits, the CSIS Energy and National Security Program has events and projects designed to help decision makers craft smart energy policies that balance economic, environmental, and security priorities.

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  • photo courtesy of Peter Madsen

    As assessment of the economic and energy market impacts of greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants.

  • Drilling Rig taken by Molly Walton

    Analysis on potential benefits and challenges to its development, its impact on energy markets, and strategies and actions for charting a responsible path forward.

  • An exploration of the difficult position facing the Russian oil and gas sector, emphasizing the consequences of today’s economic and market realities

  • A resource to find and analyze energy forecasts and to provide access to enlightening discussions with the people behind their creation.

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    A survey of the current landscape of the U.S. electricity sector

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    The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to announce the launch of a new iTunes course, “Energy 101.” The course, which aims to provide impartial, accurate information about energy, consists of CSIS-generated content as well as external content.

  • photo courtesy of Canada Science and Technology Museum

    Exploring innovation on the edge of mainstream adoption.

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    The CSIS Energy and National Security Program regularly brings in experts to discuss developments and trends in climate change, energy policy, and energy markets.

  • The U.S.-Australia Speaker Series seeks to spotlight the enduring ties and common interests between the United States and Australia.

    Made possible by BHP Billiton.

  • A series of projects aimed at finding policy and technology solutions that balance emissions reduction and economic security. 


  • Associate Director, Energy and National Security Program
    (202) 775-3115

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