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NBR Reports (Sep 2012)

Oil and Gas for Asia: Geopolitical Implications of Asia’s Rising Demand

Philip Andrews-Speed, Mikkal E. Herberg, Tomoko Hosoe, John V. Mitchell and Zha Daojiong


This year's Energy Security Report examines how Asia’s rising energy demand, coupled with angst over high prices and the reliability of future supplies, is shaping the strategic and economic agendas of the region’s major powers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Oil and Gas for Asia
Mikkal E. Herberg

Asia’s New Role in Global Energy Security
John V. Mitchell

China and Iran: Energy and/or Geopolitics
Zha Daojiong

Do Overseas Investments by National Oil Companies Enhance Energy Security at Home? A View from Asia
Philip Andrews-Speed

Asia’s Post-Fukushima Market for Liquefied Natural Gas: A Special Focus on Japan
Tomoko Hosoe

The Geopolitics of Asia’s Rising Oil and Gas Demand: Conclusions and Implications for the United States
Mikkal E. Herberg

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Russia-China Relations: Assessing Common Ground and Strategic Fault Lines
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(Jul 17)

The Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Change and Continuity in North Korea Policy
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(Apr 17)

Japan and the Sino-Russian Entente: The Future of Major-Power Relations in Northeast Asia
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Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change
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(Dec 16)

Taiwan: Asia’s Orphan?
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(Dec 16)

Australia's Strategic Culture and Asia's Changing Regional Order
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(Dec 16)

Pakistan's Strategic Culture: Implications for How Pakistan Perceives and Counters Threats
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(Dec 16)

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(Jul 16)

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future
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(Jun 16)

U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains
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The Rise of Chinese Innovation in the Life Sciences
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(Apr 16)

Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security
Mumtaz Ahmad, Dipankar Banerjee, Aryaman Bhatnagar, C. Christine Fair, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Husain Haqqani, Mahin Karim, Tariq A. Karim , Vivek Katju, C. Raja Mohan, Matthew J. Nelson and Jayadeva Ranade
(Feb 16)

Taiwan's Strong but Stifled Foundations of National Power
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(Jan 16)

Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition
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(Dec 15)

Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
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(Jun 15)

U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security in a New Energy Era
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Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy
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