This in-depth companion volume (by David Steven, Bruce Jones and Emily O’Brien) examines the political dimensions of strategic resource challenges at the domestic and international levels. The contributors also address thematic topics, such as the interaction between oil and state fragility, the changing political dynamics of climate change, and the politics of resource subsidies.
The last decade has seen not one but two energy revolutions: Explosive growth in demand from Asia’s rising powers and an American revolution in technology and supply. The result is that the geopolitical risks associated with energy are increasingly pivoting to Asia. The U.S. has a strategic choice to make: Will it use its enviable position in energy markets as a stick, to pressure countries like Russia and China? Or as a tool to foster a more stable international order?
– Bruce Jones, Deputy Director, Foreign Policy and author, The Risk Pivot and The New Politics of Strategic Resources