Energy Geopolitics in 2017: A U.S. Posture Emerging from Vulnerability

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Excerpt

Energy Geopolitics: The policies and interaction of nation states focused on their development, sale & acquisition of essential Energy supplies.

  • Focused on behavior of nation states
  • Concerned with vital role of energy in national economic life & security

This becomes clearer when we list the issues:

  • Physical shortage, due to supply interruption or boycott
  • Political blackmail, under the threat of interrupted supply
  • Price spikes, due to tight market conditions or supply curtailment
  • Economic development, fostering wealth creation & jobs
  • Environmental consequences, including Climate change