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By Andrew Holland on Apr 6, 2015 with no responses

Obama, Biden, Kerry: Energy Security is Needed in the Caribbean

In his latest in the series on Caribbean Energy Security, Andrew Holland details why American leaders see the need to build energy security in the Caribbean.

By Andrew Holland on Mar 9, 2015 with 6 responses

Geopolitics of Energy Brings U.S. Back to Caribbean


In the United States, too often we think of the Caribbean as a very nice place to visit. Throughout our history, though, it has been far more important. Last week, ASP released a report looking at the unique challenges of energy security in the Caribbean. This will be the first of a series of articles showing the challenges faced in the region by energy insecurity, why that is important, and give some solutions.

The islands of the Caribbean have always been too small to control their own geopolitical destinies – they are blown by winds far from their shores: colonialism, slavery, or the Cold War.

Around the Caribbean was where the Monroe Doctrine, designed to keep Europeans from interfering in the Americas, was tested throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was where the U.S. first learned that it could be a regional and then global power on the world stage.