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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

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Goldwyn quoted in AXIOS on US President Trump’s oil diplomacy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oil and Gas Politics & Diplomacy

David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy and chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Group. He is a globally recognized thought leader, educator, and policy innovator in energy security and extractive industry transparency. Mr. Goldwyn served as the US State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011 and assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001), the only person to hold both the US government’s international energy leadership positions. He also served as national security deputy to US ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98) and chief of staff to the US under-secretary of state for political affairs (1993-97). Mr. Goldwyn is a member of the US National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Goldwyn has been published extensively on topics related to energy security and transparency. He is the co-editor of Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press 2013) and Drilling Down: The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI (Revenue Watch Institute 2008). Mr. Goldwyn’s more recent publications include “Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy” (Atlantic Council 2020);  “A New Energy Strategy for the Americas” (Atlantic Council 2020) (forthcoming); “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” (Baker Institute 2020), and “Caribbean Energy Security: Regional Profile and Challenges to Integration” for a forthcoming Handbook on Caribbean Economies (Routledge 2020) and “Mexico’s Energy Reforms: The Prospects Under an AMLO Administration” Atlantic Council (2018). Mr. Goldwyn holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Public Affairs from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University.