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The Geopolitics of Energy: From Security to Survival

Since the industrial revolution the geopolitics of energy ? who supplies it, and securing reliable access to those supplies ? have been a driving factor in global prosperity and security. Over the coming decades, energy politics will determine the survival of the planet.

If (the right) actions are taken now, we stand a chance to get the geopolitics of energy to move the international community toward constructive long-term outcomes. If not, we will allow the geopolitics of energy to make all nations less secure, and bring into question the very viability of our future.

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Author(s)Carlos Pascual
PublisherThe Brookings Institution
Place publishedWashington, DC
Date / Journal Vol No.January 2008

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