The Energy and Security Initiative addresses emerging security challenges resulting from the global transition away from high-carbon energy sources. The link between energy policy and national security is well established, but the specter of climate change has elevated the urgency of this debate and concentrated attention on the international implications of the energy-security nexus. Current energy debates are animated by a variety of diverse interest groups, intergovernmental organizations, industry leaders, and security experts. Although there is wide consensus among these groups regarding the need to transition to a post-carbon society, the path of this transition is hotly contested. The initiative brings together prominent academic voices as well as experienced practitioners and policymakers to develop policy-relevant and timely research.

Recent Publications

David, Gattie and Joshua N.K. Massey. 2020. “Twenty-First-Century US Nuclear Power: A National Security Imperative.” Strategic Studies Quarterly Fall: 122-143.

Gattie, David. 2019. “US Nuclear Power: America’s Brand is at Risk.” The Hill. October 29.

Gattie, David. 2019. “Will the US Lead? Or Let China and Russia Dominate Nuclear Energy.” The Hill. May 22.