Thursday, November 11, 2021

“Will competition for oil be eclipsed by that for rare earth metals or lithium, such that the form but not the substance will change? Or does the possibility of achieving self-sufficiency in energy consumption through renewables offer an alternative to interstate resource competition or interdependence?”
– Anand Toprani, U.S. Naval War College –

You’re probably not going to read Daniel Yergin’s book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. (I didn’t read it either). Fortunately, Anand Toprani’s book review provides an excellent summary of the five main sections of Yergin’s work. To expand your thinking about our rapidly changing geopolitical and economic landscape, Click here for the essay Back to the Future? History, Energy, Climate, and the Fate of Nations: “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations.”

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