1st Edition

Transatlantic Energy Relations Convergence or Divergence

Edited By John R. Deni, Karen Smith Stegen Copyright 2014

    Recent upheaval in the global energy system – dramatic increases in demand led largely by developing countries, significant decreases in supply as a result of local or regional conflicts, and the growing nexus between the burning of hydrocarbons and climate change – has unsettled long-held notions of energy security. For many years, transatlantic cooperation helped undergird the system’s stability, but Europe and North America have drifted apart in several key ways, potentially undermining the search for energy sufficiency, surety, and sustainability. Will the transatlantic partners continue on separate paths in the face of dramatic change in the global energy system, or does the breadth and depth of the challenges they confront compel them to work more closely together?

    In this edited volume, experts from across Europe and North America – including advisors to the executive and legislative branches of both the EU and the United States, to senior military commanders, and to major international organizations and companies – examine the most salient facets of the transatlantic energy relationship and discern whether that relationship is characterized by growing convergence or divergence.

    This book was based on a special issue of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies.

    1. "Transatlantic Energy Relations: Convergence or Divergence?"  John R. Deni (SSI/US Army War College) and Karen Smith Stegen (Jacobs University)

    2. "The History of Transatlantic Energy Relations" NEW  Tammy Nemeth (University of British Columbia)

    3. "The Transatlantic Energy Relationship: A View from Washington"  Karen Smith Stegen (Jacobs University) and Julia Kusznir (Jacobs University)

    4. "Energy Security and the Transatlantic Dimension – A View from Germany"  Sybille Röhrkasten (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) and Kirsten Westphal (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

    5. "Russia and the Caspian Region: Challenges for Transatlantic Energy Security?"  Julia Nanay (PFC Energy) and Karen Smith Stegen (Jacobs University)

    6. "Shale Gas and Renewables – Divergence or Win-Win for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation?"  Marianne Haug (University of Hohenheim)

    7. "The Intersection of Climate Protection Policies and Energy Security"  Frank Umbach (European Centre for Energy and Resource Security, King’s College)

    8. "NATO and Energy Security: From Philosophy to Implementation"  Michael Rühle (NATO)

    9. "Culture, Institutions, and Defense Cuts: Overcoming Challenges in Operational Energy Security"  John R. Deni (SSI/US Army War College)


    John R. Deni is a Research Professor of Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. He previously worked as a political advisor for senior U.S. military commanders in Europe, and was also an adjunct lecturer at Heidelberg University’s Institute for Political Science.

    Karen Smith Stegen is the KAEFER Professor of Renewable Energy and Environmental Politics at Jacobs University. With many years of energy industry and consulting experience, she bridges the gap between academia and practice. She has published and spoken widely on energy policy and politics, and is a former Fulbright fellow.