Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

How Oil Influences U.S. National Security

| Fall 2013


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.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 38. no. 2. (Fall 2013):

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