Special Report: New Perspectives on Global Energy

New developments in a wide range of fields and regions have reshaped the global energy landscape. Whether due to newfound techniques or newfound reserves, regional politics or national policy, global energy seems to have entered an era in which limitless opportunities coexist with long-standing problems. This World Politics Review special report examines the emerging global energy picture.


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North America

U.S. Should Play the Long Game on Energy Independence
By Matthew Hulbert, Bas Percival
November 30, 2011

U.S. Clutching for Straws With Energy Independence
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
December 5, 2011

U.S. Energy Security, not Politics, Should Drive Keystone XL Debate
By Jason Marczak
February 6, 2012

Lack of Infrastructure Holds Back Canada’s Energy Trade With China
Interview with Daniel Poon
February 20, 2012

China’s New Foray into U.S. Energy Market Shows Evolving Strategy
By Catherine Cheney
January 6, 2012

U.S. Must Consider Energy Security in Canadian Oil Debate
By Jeremy Martin
September 27, 2011

U.S. Must Not Close the Door on Nuclear Energy
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
September 5, 2011

Latin America

Facing Energy Shortage, Argentina Steps Up Pressure on YPF-Repsol
By Kyle Younker and Jack Luft
April 11, 2012

Falklands Oil Rekindles Argentina-U.K. Tensions in the South Atlantic
By Jeremy Martin
April 3, 2012

Colombia’s Oil Industry: Between Boom and Frenzy
By Sean Goforth
March 19, 2012

Oil-Flush Brazil is Everyone’s Favored Global Partner
By Mark Langevin
March 16, 2012

Colombia’s Oil Sector
Interview with Eric Farnsworth
September 30, 2011

Dam Controversies in Chile, Brazil Reflect Broader Energy Challenge
By Jeremy Martin
June 17, 2011

Africa

Regional Coordination Needed for East African Oil Investment
By Catherine Cheney
April 13, 2012

Despite Recent Deals, South Sudan a Long Way From New Pipelines
By Catherine Cheney
February 14, 2012

India Takes a Regional Approach to Somali Oil
By Saurav Jha
April 13, 2012

Eurasia

In Ukraine-Russia Gas Dispute, Kiev Runs Out of Leverage
By Daragh McDowell
October 4, 2011

Azerbaijan LNG Deal Boosts Ukraine’s Energy Leverage
By Michael Cecire
January 17, 2012

Ukraine’s Energy Market
Interview with Natalia Shapovalova
October 3, 2011

Without Fracking, Bulgaria is Stuck on Russian Gas
Interview with Tomasz Daborowski
March 6, 2012

Turkey-Russia Energy Relations
Interview with Hasan Selim Ozertem
October 19, 2011

Shale Gas Reserves Could Widen Armenia’s Horizons
By Michael Cecire
September 8, 2011

Energy Sector Booming, Azerbaijan Pursues Global Role
By Shahriyar Nasirov
February 14, 2012

Asia

Pricing Reforms Alone Won’t Solve China’s Energy Challenges
By Iain Mills
November 30, 2011

Resource-Hungry South Korea Turns to Green Diplomacy
Interview with Jae-Seung Lee
March 14, 2012

India’s Nuclear Energy Plans Face Post-Fukushima Hurdles
By Yogesh Joshi
November 21, 2011

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