Full Title: Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy
Author(s): Bruce Jones, David Steven and Emily O’Brien
Publisher(s): Brookings Institute
Publication Date: 4/2014
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Energy issues—their geopolitics, governance and security implications—are pushing their way to the heart of U.S. foreign policy. The paper Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy examines impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun. The United States is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producer and, combined with new developments in natural gas, is on track to become the dominant player in global energy markets. Meanwhile, China is in place to surpass the United States in its scale of oil imports, and has already edged out the U.S. in carbon emissions.