European Energy Security Should Remain a U.S. Priority

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
July 21, 2015

Why does the United States care so much about Europe’s energy security? This question comes up regularly on both sides of the Atlantic, at times with a feeling that U.S. policymakers worry more about energy security in Europe than even the Europeans do. The standard Washington response is that the United States and Europe share a mutual energy challenge. As NATO allies, energy security affects collective security; and a Europe that is not energy secure will be a weaker U.S. partner in addressing global challenges. Do these arguments hold water, however?

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Douglas Hengel is a Senior Resident Fellow with The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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