About the Author

Eugenie Maechling Buchan grew up in Washington DC where she worked for the American Petroleum Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the 1980s.

She was a co-author of The Critical Link: Energy and National Security in the 1980s (1982) one of the early studies on US energy security. She has worked as a speech-writer, energy analyst and journalist in London, Brussels and Paris.

She holds a BA First Class Honours (Sussex University, 1975), M.Phil (Warburg Institute, University of London,1977) and PhD in History (Exeter University, 2013).

She is married to David Buchan a British journalist who spent much of his career on The Financial Times. They have three children and divide their time between Oxfordshire and London.

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