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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. After the tumult of 2020, the new administration takes the helm amid high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, soaring national debt, and a staggering 360,000 Americans dead from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing before new vaccines can be distributed. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments and securing a sustainable trajectory for future economic growth.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

What’s at stake for energy in the 2020 election: An update

In the seven months since the publication of the Atlantic Council’s issue brief, “Election 2020: What’s At Stake For Energy,” the social and political landscape of the United States can hardly have changed more dramatically. This issue brief updates the Atlantic Council’s prior analysis and considers the new context surrounding a Trump re-election scenario and a Biden election, and the consequences for the energy sector.

In-Depth Research & Reports by David Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Elections Energy & Environment

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Containing Russian influence in Venezuela

The Russian government has been instrumental in preserving the Maduro regime, despite years of intense domestic and international pressure favoring a democratic transition, providing the regime invaluable diplomatic leverage, security personnel, and material, as well as an economic lifeline. The US strategy for a democratic Venezuela must recognize these realities and focus on containing Russian influence in Venezuela, as it cannot end it.

EnergySource by David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Andrea Clabough is an associate at Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC. She writes, researches, and presents on a range of energy and climate policy issues, including geopolitics; the oil and gas markets; renewable and zero-carbon energy technologies with a focus on offshore wind, the politics of the energy transition, and climate change; and US domestic energy policy. Her recent publications include the book chapter “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” in The Role of Foreign Direct Investment In Resource Rich Regions (The Baker Institute at Rice University, February 2020) (co-authored with David L. Goldwyn), “Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy?” (The Atlantic Council, January 2020 and updated August 2020) (co-authored with David Goldwyn) and “Containing Russian influence in Venezuela” (The Atlantic Council, April 2020) (co-authored with David Goldwyn). Andrea previously worked as a research assistant for Washington Policy and Analysis, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on international dimensions of energy security. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in international security at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where she was a founding board member and associate editor for the Georgetown Security Studies Review. Andrea is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in political science and history.