Energy and Climate Change
Energy and Climate Change
- ReportBy David Pumphrey, Lisa Hyland and Michelle MeltonMar 6, 2014
In the last several years, rail has come to play an important role in the transportation of growing U.S. crude oil production. Over the last seven months, a number of serious accidents have resulted in intense review of the safety of shipping large quantities of oil by rail. The focus has been on classification of the oil, the integrity of tank cars, and rail operations.
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
The tone and substance of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Malaysia in late April will have lasting impact not only on an important bilateral relationship, but on U.S. relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and many countries across the Indo-Pacific. The visit, although short, is long overdue.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Stephanie Cooke, Robert Kim, and Jacob GreenbergMar 6, 2014
As part of the global Governing Uranium Project headed by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) analyzed U.S. experiences with the security of its “front-end” uranium industry. This report examines current U.S.
- CommentaryMar 5, 2014
Last week, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin turned a three-month long, mainly domestic political crisis in Ukraine, which appeared headed to resolution, into a full-blown international crisis.
- CommentaryFeb 25, 2014
On the heels of the shale gas and tight oil revolutions, as America shifts from import dependency to increasing self-sufficiency and exports, much will be written about how domestic gasoline prices and the nation’s national security will be impacted by increased domestic oil /liquids production.
- ReportBy Vineeth Vasudeva MurthyFeb 25, 2014
This report analyzes and clarifies the regulatory and institutional frameworks put in place by the Indian government to promote investment in India’s solar energy sector. To date, lack of clarity and comprehension has inhibited investment in India’s economy in sectors ranging from defense technology to retail.
- NewsletterFeb 21, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
From the Director's Chair
By Kath Hicks
Managing Turkey Ties in Tough Times
By Sam Brannen
Moving from Squabbling to Debate: The Opportunity of the FY15 Budget Request
- CommentaryFeb 21, 2014
The last time a German President publicly stated Germany should be prepared to defend its interests with military might, he was forced to resign. That is what happened to Horst Koehler in 2010 after he suggested that the German military, the Bundeswehr, may need to be deployed to defend German national interests abroad.
- Polar Vortex, Propane Shortages, and Power Price Spikes: Perfect Storm or Signal for Broader Debate?CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonFeb 15, 2014
The past few months have seen unusually cold weather in much of the country due to a combination of typical seasonal trends and a weather phenomenon called the polar vortex (a weather system that typically traps cold air in the Arctic that has temporarily come south).
- CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonJan 28, 2014
On January 28, President Obama will address Congress and the nation with his assessment of the country’s current economic, social, national security, and political well-being. The speech will undoubtedly include at least a few moments of reflection on the country’s energy security, our progress towards combatting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the im