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NBR Reports (Sep 2011)

Asia's Rising Energy and Resource Nationalism: Implications for the United States, China, and the Asia-Pacific Region

Gabe Collins, Andrew S. Erickson, Yufan Hao, Mikkal E. Herberg, Llewelyn Hughes, Weihua Liu and Jane Nakano

The 2011 Energy Security Report, "Asia’s Rising Energy and Resource Nationalism," overviews the dramatic developments taking place in Asian energy markets and their geopolitical implications. The report includes an examination of the connection between energy insecurity and control of major sea lanes, the impact of Asia’s national oil companies on the global industry, and the emergence of rare earth elements as an arena for national competition.

Table of Contents

Resource Nationalism in the Asia-Pacific: Why Does It Matter?
Llewelyn Hughes

Energy Nationalism Goes to Sea in Asia
Gabe Collins and Andrew S. Erickson

Asia's National Oil Companies and the Competitive Landscape of the International Oil Industry
Mikkal E. Herberg

Rare Earth Minerals and Commodity Resource Nationalism
Yufan Hao and Weihua Liu

Rare Earth Trade Challenges and Sino-Japanese Relations: A Rise of Resource Nationalism
Jane Nakano

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