ABSTRACT

This book explores the various dimensions of energy security in Asia – which has become an increasingly important geopolitical issue. Reputable international contributors look at the roles played by each of the major energy importers: the United States, China, Japan and India, as well as the main suppliers: the OPEC states, Russia, the Central Asian states and Australia. In each case, the domestic politics of energy security are investigated, and state interests and perspectives on the issue are considered.

Analyzing the policy and security aspects of energy security, the book includes an examination of:

  • the geopolitics of energy competition
  • strategic, economic and environmental dimensions
  • the impacts of energy security on human security.

With energy security being one of the central issues facing the world today, this book is a timely and impressive appraisal of the major energy security issues facing Asia.

chapter 1|12 pages

The geopolitics of energy security in Asia

ByMICHAEL WESLEY

part |2 pages

PART I Demand

chapter 2|13 pages

The United States and energy security in the Asia–Pacific

BySATU P. LIMAYE

chapter 4|26 pages

China’s energy security

ByXU YI-CHONG

part |2 pages

PART II Supply

part |2 pages

PART III Implications

chapter 9|13 pages

Strategic dimensions of energy competition in Asia

ByWILLIAM T. TOW

chapter 10|21 pages

Economic dimensions of energy security in the Asia–Pacific

BySTUART HARRIS, BARRY NAUGHTEN

chapter 11|14 pages

The environmental effects of energy competition in the Asia–Pacific

ByAsia–Pacific AYNSLEY KELLOW