Energy and Security Nexus: A Strategic Dilemma   [open pdf - 4MB]

"During the period March 3-4, 2011, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) held a colloquium at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The event received additional financial support from the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-North Caro¬lina State University Collaborative Research Program, and Duke University's Program in American Grand Strategy. It was launched as part of the TISS/NCSU Energy and Security Initiative which was formed in 2010 and is dedicated to exploring the links between energy and security. The colloquium, entitled 'The Energy and Security Nexus: A Strategic Dilemma,' was attended by 128 persons from federal and state government, academia, think tanks, and a wide variety of local organizations and businesses working on energy issues. The goal of this conference was to explore the connections between energy and security (human, national, and international) and to consider how best to resolve strategic dilemmas. This edited volume is based on this event." This publication includes the articles: 'Energy and Security Keynote,' 'Oil and Global Security,' 'Protecting the Prize,' 'Coal, Climate Change, and Conflict,' 'Nuclear Proliferation,' 'Pathways between Civilian and Military Nuclear Power,' 'The Water-Energy-Security Nexus,' 'Nuclear Energy and the Military,' 'Energy, Environment, and Security,' 'Comparative Security of Different Technologies,' 'Hidden Costs of Energy,' 'Climate vs. Economics: Security Implications of Energy Choices,' 'Shale Gas: A Key to Energy Security?' 'Alternative Energy and International Relations,' 'Rising Great Powers and Competition for Energy,' 'Unconventional Threats to Energy Supplies,' and 'Smart Grid Vulnerabilities to Cyber Attacks.'

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The Energy and Security Nexus: A Strategic Dilemma. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC. March 3-4, 2011
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