Energy Security: A National Security Paradigm Shift for US in Post 9/11 Epoch

Authors

  • Quratulain Abbas PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, Bahaudin Zakriya University, Multan / Lecturer, GPP Department, National Defense University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Khawaja Alqama Dean Social Sciences and Humanities, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/reads.v6i2.216

Keywords:

CARs, Energy Security, National Security, Dollar Hegemony, Energy Security Trio

Abstract

"Energy Security" is a safe and abrupt means of getting a secure supply of energy sources. In order to function smoothly, the modern economies need to have a secure and uninterrupted supply of energy resource. This importance has linked Energy Security with the National Security of Nation-States thus making energy primarily a significant resource for the powers around the globe.

However, an uneven distribution of the resource has led to susceptibility amongst states thus leading to a situation of anxiety around the globe. Roots of this anxiety can be traced back in 1973, the oil embargo, which forced the giant economies to think seriously about the concept of Energy Security. This study thus aimed to explain that there exists a link between energy, economy and National Security. This linkage of energy with economy and national security has paved way for the National Security Paradigm shift. The study explains the factors related to political as well as economic global scenario that have ignited the concept of "Energy Security" and its link with "National Security".

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Published

2020-09-30

How to Cite

Abbas, Q. ., & Alqama, K. . (2020). Energy Security: A National Security Paradigm Shift for US in Post 9/11 Epoch. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(2), 381-390. https://doi.org/10.47067/reads.v6i2.216