Jane Nakano

The Center for Rule-making Strategies (CRS) held this seminar: The Role of Energy in the Trump Administration’s Asia Policy, by Jane Nakano, a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Jane Nakano and participants discussed the following two points.

(1) The Role of Energy in the Trump Administration’s Asia Policy in Southeast Asia.

Trump’s national security strategy noted that both Russia and China as “revisionist powers and threats” bent on rolling back American interests in Southeast Asia. Also, the document describes “China and Russia challenge American power, influence, interests, and attempting to erode American security and prosperity,”. Trump administration framed Beijing and Moscow as global competitors.

The Asia EDGE initiative is a U.S. whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific. Asia EDGE seeks to strengthen energy security, increase energy diversification and trade, and expand energy access across the region. Asia EDGE draws on the expertise and resources of the U.S. government, private sector, and international financial institutions.

The BUILD Act of 2018 creates a new U.S. development agency—the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC) to facilitate the participation of private sector capital and skills in the economic development of countries with low-or lower-middle-income economies and countries transitioning from nonmarket to market economies in order to complement U.S. assistance and foreign policy objectives.

(2) Energy policy of the U.S. and Rule Making.

Climate Manifesto about Energy policy and global warming climate change survival between the Trump Administration and the Obama’s.

Clean Energy and Climate Change Policy Differences between the state and local levels and the Federal level.