New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military

New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military
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New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military
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Global energy markets are undergoing dramatic shifts. Developing countries are beginning to outpace their more developed counterparts in energy demand, the result not simply of higher economic growth rates in the former, but also due to increased inefficiency in the latter. Traditional producers of hydrocarbons in places such as Latin America, Eurasia, North Africa, and the Middle East face a host of political, economic, technical, and societal challenges that could potentially lead to major disruptions in the global energy supply. Meanwhile, the unconventional fossil fuels revolution has led to major changes in the flow of the global energy supply, seemingly overnight.

All of these changes will have implications for U.S. security generally and the U.S. military specifically. Evolving energy-based U.S. national interests in Africa or the Middle East may shape the degree to which the U.S. military becomes involved in political or humanitarian crises in those regions. Tightening energy supplies may alter fundamentally the way in which the United States wields military force in a contingency operation. And closer to home, increasingly vulnerable domestic energy infrastructure may undermine military installation operations and security.

To further investigate the changes among energy producers and consumers and to subsequently assess the implications for the U.S. military, the Strategic Studies Institute—the research arm of the U.S. Army War College—organized a conference in November 2013 entitled, “New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military.” That event, which included North American and European experts from government, the military, academia, the private sector, and think tanks, was hosted by the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, DC, and funded through the generous support of the U.S. Army War College Foundation. The chapters in this edited volume are based on the presentations of those experts at the New Realities conference, and the Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to offer them as part of the ongoing discussion over the future of the U.S. Army in American national security.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 03/27/15

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword ......................................................................ix

1. The Military Implications of 21st Century Energy Security ……….............................................1
John R. Deni

2. Russia and Energy Markets ……………………...15
Theresa Sabonis-Helf

3. The Arab Uprisings and Middle East and North Africa Energy Producers: Heavy Costs and Ephemeral Benefits ………………………….47
John Calabrese

4. Game Changer? The Energy Revolution and American Policies Toward Africa……………………….................................…75
Ian Taylor

5. The Impact of Political Instability on the Development of Latin American Energy Supplies …………………………..............97
David R. Mares

6. The Shale Revolution and the New Geopolitics of Energy …………………....................................113
Robert A. Manning

7. The Security Risks and Rewards of Renewable Energies: Implications for the United States …………………………...........129
Karen Smith Stegen

8. The Evolving Global Nuclear Industry Landscape and the Status of the U.S. Nuclear Industry ……………………....167
Jane Nakano

9. China’s Burgeoning Demand and its Quest for Resources …………………..................185
Michal Meidan

10. The Changing Calculus of India’s Energy Security …………………………...........205
Tom Cutler

11. Energy Demand in the Developing World … 221
Deborah Gordon

12. New Supply Routes—New Conflicts? ……… 239
Michael T. Klare

13. The Army’s Approach to Installation and Operational Energy Security Challenges …….275
Katherine Hammack

14. Operational Energy as a Stepping Stone Toward National Resilience ……......................285
Paul Roege

15. Hacks on Gas: Energy, Cyber Security, and U.S. Defense ………………….....................301
Chris Bronk

16. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (Re)Engagement on Energy Security: Managing Unmet Expectations ……………....323
John R. Deni

17. The Feasibility of Small Modular Reactors for Military Installations...........……..343
Ronald Filadelfo About the Contributors ...........................................357

Audience

Members of the military and others involved in U.S. national security would find this pbulication informative.

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Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute and US Army War College
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  • Deni, John R.
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Key Phrases:
  • Energy security, Congresses
  • Energy security, Military aspects, Congresses
  • Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the United States Military
  • National security, Congresses
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