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"How Oil Influences U.S. National Security"

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"How Oil Influences U.S. National Security"

Journal Article, International Security, volume 38, issue 2, pages 112-146

Fall 2013

Author: Charles L Glaser, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 19821985; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

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U.S. scholars and policymakers commonly worry that a lack of "energy security" hurts U.S. national security, yet few have analyzed the links between states' energy requirements and the probability of military conflict. An investigation of these links identifies threats to U.S. national security flowing from other countries' consumption of oil, rather than just U.S. consumption. Furthermore, while many of the security threats associated with Persian Gulf oil have decreased, new oil-driven dangers are emerging in Northeast Asia.

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For Academic Citation:

Glaser, Charles L. "How Oil Influences U.S. National Security." International Security 38, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 112-146.

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