Geopolitics of Energy in the Asia-Pacific

The Scowcroft Center is engaged in a cooperative effort with the Council’s Energy and Environment program to study the impact of energy trends on the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific, including emerging sources of supply to the region; the food, water, energy nexus and the impact of climate change on the region; and evolving energy trade and maritime routes.
  • Cross-Straits Series: Implications of Energy Security on Critical Geopolitical, Economic, and Environmental Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

    On May 14, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s (BSC) Asia Security Initiative hosted a Cross-Straits Series event on the effects of energy security in the Asia-Pacific. Considering the heated debates on the region today, energy security has been a relatively underappreciated and under-examined topic. This discussion with Edward C. Chow, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Van Jackson, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, Robert A. Manning, a Senior Fellow at BSC of the Atlantic Council, and Meredith Miller, the Senior Vice President of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs and Director of The National Bureau of Asian Research in DC, was moderated by Keith Johnson, a Senior Reporter at Foreign Policy, and provided insights from different perspectives on the issue.

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  • The Future of Energy: Shale, Bringing Energy Back to the West

    It seems like every day, an entirely new advancement or discovery is made in the energy sector. From solar to fusion to thorium, it is hard to determine what the future of energy will look like and what impacts these advances will have on the world. Over the next few weeks, The Future of Energy series will attempt to explore how new sources of energy work (or could work), the obstacles to their adoption, and their potential geopolitical impact.

    Out of all the current “alternative” energy sources pursued today, shale gas and tight oil are the best developed and most widely-adopted. Shale is also the “oldest,” in that the extraction of natural gas and other shale hydrocarbons has technically been around for over a hundred years.


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  • Geopolitics of Energy in the Asia Pacific

    In the first event of the joint Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and Energy and Environment Program's Geopolitics Initiative, this event engaged senior US, Russian, Asian, and European experts in a strategic conversation on multilateral cooperation on the broad issues of energy for the Asia-Pacific region, including sources of supply; climate change impacts on the food, water, energy nexus; and energy trade and maritime route security.
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