Llewelyn Hughes and Austin Long argue that current thinking in the United States and the West about the security implications of potential disruptions to global energy markets is flawed.
Austin Long is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In 2014-2015 he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security.
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Editor’s Note: The recent killing of Al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane is only one of the most recent U.S. attempts to disrupt Al Qaeda and associated movements by targeting their leaders. Although the Obama administration has aggressively embraced this tactic, arguments persist over whether or not it is succeeding.