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2010 Energy Security Conference

Asia's booming oil and natural gas demand means that reliance on imported energy and related supply routes will continue to expand dramatically.


2010 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Welcome

Meredith Miller, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Agenda

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Keynote Address

Keynote Address (transcript)
Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, U.S. Department of State

Presentations

The Geopolitics of Northeast Asia’s Pipeline Development
Shoichi Itoh, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia

    Discussants:

    Matthew Sagers, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

    Zhao Hongtu, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

Central Asia’s Pipelines: Field of Dreams and Realities
Edward C. Chow and Leigh E. Hendrix, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Discussants:

    Fiona Hill, The Brookings Institution

    Martha Brill Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

India’s Gas Pipeline Efforts – an Analysis of the Problems That Have Prevented Success
Marie Lall, Chatham House and IOE, University of London

    Discussant:

    James Clad, National Defense University

The Geopolitics of the Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipelines
Bo Kong, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

    Discussant:

    Catharin Dalpino, Georgetown University

Concluding Remarks

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invited representatives from corporations, government, and academia to analyze the growth in overland pipelines in industrializing Asia and the resulting implications for Asian regional politics and energy security geopolitics at NBR’s sixth annual Energy Security Conference.

"Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets, and Supply Routes" was the theme of this invitation-only conference held on May 4, 2010, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Discussions focused on oil and gas pipeline developments in in four arenas of emerging significance: Northeast Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

2010 Conference Report

Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets, and Supply Routes
(NBR Special Report, September 2010)

This report presents key findings from the 2010 Energy Security Conference and explores the strategic, market, and geopolitical ties that have emerged from the rise in pipeline development in Asia. The report includes essays commissioned for the conference focusing on the key pipeline routes in this growing nexus of energy and political ties (Northeast Asia, Central Asia, India, and the China-Myanmar pipelines) as well as an overview of oil and gas pipeline geopolitics and analysis of the implications for the United States.

Read the 2010 Energy Security Conference Report.

Conference Materials

Conference Agenda
Speaker Biographies
Conference Attendees

Learn more about NBR's Energy Security Program and past conferences.


Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, U.S. Department of State, speaking at the 2010 Energy Security Conference. Read Amb. Morningstar's keynote address.



Read the 2010 Energy Security Report, Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets, and Supply Routes. (September 2010)

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