Mikkal Herberg

Mikkal Herberg is the Research Director on Asian Energy Security at The National Bureau of Asian Research and teaches at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.

Previously he spent 20 years in the oil industry in senior planning roles for ARCO, where from 1997-2000 he was Director for Global Energy and Economics, responsible for worldwide energy, economic, and political analysis. He also headed country risk management and held previous positions including Director of Portfolio Risk Management and Director for Emerging Markets.

He writes and speaks extensively on Asian and global energy issues to the energy industry, governments, research institutions, and the media in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and the California Energy Commission. He is cited frequently in the news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, South China Morning Post, Asahi Shimbun, National Public Radio, NIKKEI News, and Caijing. Recent publications include The Rise of Asia’s National Oil Companies: Geopolitical and Competitive Implications, The National Bureau of Asian Research; “Energy Security in the Asia-Pacific Region and Policy of the New U.S. Administration”, in America’s Role in Asia: Recommendations for U.S. Policy from Both Sides of the Pacific, Asia Foundation; and China’s Search for Energy Security: Implications for the United States, co-authored with Kenneth Lieberthal, The National Bureau of Asia Research. He is currently working on a special analysis for the Pacific Council on China’s ‘Energy Rise’ and The New Geopolitics of Global Energy.

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