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Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

International arrangements promoting and facilitating the peaceful uses of nuclear technology demand revision in light of increased demand for nuclear energy security.

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

For China to ensure the future security of its energy supply, it must balance the protection of its critical sea lanes with the seeking of alternative energy sources.

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The Oil of Iran: Past and Present in Perspective

With vast oil and gas reserves to draw upon, Iran could transform itself into an energy superpower – yet there also remains a great deal of doubt.

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen is the amphitheatre where the gladiators will fight each other for the coveted prize of significant amount of resources, clout, and strengthened political will

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The (Limited) Geopolitical Implications of the US Energy Boom

The “energy revolution” is making the United States more secure in economic terms, but the geopolitical implications of this new energy boom are uncertain and risky.

The Power of IPE for Researching Energy and Natural Resources

The Power of IPE for Researching Energy and Natural Resources

The ability of IPE scholars to understand energy through a lens that examines both the economic and political aspects of power offers great potential for analysis.

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

Geopolitics or Delusions? The Dilemmas of American Policy in the Persian Gulf

The political evolution of the Gulf, and for that matter of the whole Middle East, is something that policymakers in Washington can neither ignore nor control.

Review – Crude Reality

Review – Crude Reality

Brian C. Black’s examination of the history of petroleum is a fascinating account of its evolution from black goo to indispensable fuel, however his analysis of contemporary energy issues is superficial.

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Margarita M. Balmaceda’s important book shows Ukraine’s struggle to free itself from Russia influence whilst highlighting that the benefits of energy dependency do not flow only to the hegemonic side.

India’s Approach to Sanctions on Iran

India’s Approach to Sanctions on Iran

Although India has publically chastised Western sanctions against Iran’s oil exports, it is quietly beginning to comply with them. This apparent contradiction stems from Indian policymakers desire to balance its diverging interest in the U.S. and Iran.

Japan’s Nuclear Future

Japan’s Nuclear Future

The great risk in Japan today and well into the future is that the lessons of Fukushima are being skewed, ignored or marginalized in a nation where nuclear energy represents a significant and abiding risk.

Review – Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

Review – Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

Klare’s analysis is timely, well written, and intriguing considering its central thesis that the world’s reliance on fossil fuels will eventually lead to increased geopolitical tensions. While other books offer a more thorough account, this is a welcome read.

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