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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

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy?

As the US presidential election in November 2020 draws nearer, the energy policy platforms—including domestic energy, climate change, foreign, and trade policies—from the Democratic candidates, as well as the energy policies of a potential second Trump Administration, have become increasingly clear. The competing visions of a Republican and a Democratic administration could hardly be more disparate, and industry and external stakeholders should prepare for a volatile outlook regardless of the outcome in November 2020—what are the salient energy policies under the two scenarios and how will they address the deep and entrenched energy challenges that face the United States?

Elections 2020 by David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

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.