Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook

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Table of Contents
Preface ix
Abbreviations xiii
Chapter 1 Energy Security: In the Eyes of the Beholder Gal Luft Anne Korin 1
Chapter 2 The Epidemic of Energy Terrorism Ali M. Koknar 18
Chapter 3 Troubled Waters: Energy Security as Maritime Security Donna J. Nincic 31
Chapter 4 There Will Be Blood: Political Violence, Regional Warfare, and the Risk of Great-Power Conflict over Contested Energy Sources Michael T. Klare 44
Chapter 5 No Blood for Oil: Why Resource Wars Are Obsolete Christopher J. Fettweis 66
Chapter 6 OPEC: An Anatomy of a Cartel Amy Myers Jaffe 78
Chapter 7 Russia: The Flawed Energy Superpower Ariel Cohen 91
Chapter 8 Energy Security in the Caspian Basin Ariel Cohen 109
Chapter 9 Latin America: America’s Forgotten Energy Barn Johanna Mendelson Forman Susana Moreira 128
Chapter 10 United States: A Shackled Superpower Gal Luft 143
Chapter 11 The European Union: On Energy, Disunity Kevin Rosner 160
Chapter 12 Japan: The Power of Efficiency Devin Stewart 176
Chapter 13 Jia You! (Add Oil!): Chinese Energy Security Strategy Sabrina Howell 191
Chapter 14 India: Addicted to Coal Jeremy Carl 219
Chapter 15 Squaring the U.S.-Africa-China Energy Triangle: The Path from Competition to Cooperation David L. Goldwyn 233
Chapter 16 Turkey: A Case of a Transit State Necdet Pamir 250
Chapter 17 NATO’s Grapple with Energy Security Robert G. Bell 261
Chapter 18 Liquefied Natural Gas: The Next Prize? Cindy Hurst 271
Chapter 19 Technological Solutions for Energy Security Paul J. Werbos 282
Chapter 20 A Nuclear Renaissance? Charles D. Ferguson 295
Chapter 21 The Decentralized Energy Paradigm David M. Sweet 308
Chapter 22 Balancing Energy Security and the Environment Deron Lovaas 318
Chapter 23 Realism and Idealism in the Energy Security Debate Gal Luft Anne Korin 335
Index 351
About the Contributors 367.
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GAL LUFT and ANNE KORIN are co-directors of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) a Washington based think tank focused on energy security. They specialize in strategy, geopolitics, terrorism, energy security and economic warfare. They have published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues in various newspapers and publications, testified before congressional committees and advised think tanks and news organizations worldwide.

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ABC-CLIO
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Dec 31, 2009
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Pages
372
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9780275999971
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English
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Business & Economics / Economics / General
Science / Energy
Science / Environmental Science
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