Cover-Final-FinalEDITORS' NOTEThe international system and the individual nation states that comprise it face crucial decisions regarding both the means and methods employed to supply energy to the globe’s seven billion human inhabitants. Indeed, there are few issues of public policy with as far-reaching implications as those related to energy production, consumption, distribution, and conservation. The extent to which fluctuations in price and supply of this diverse group of resources can have a dramatic impact upon the industry and livelihood of the entire global population cannot be overstated. (continue reading...)


INTRODUCTION 

by Paul Sullivan

Energy and environmental security are two of the most important issues the world will face in the coming decades. This issue focuses on key debates and possible conflicts in the future of energy. (read FREE content...)


CONTENT THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Challenges and Opportunities: Capping CO2 Emissions under the European Cap and Trade System by Joshua Meltzer (continue reading...) Germany’s Energiewende: The Prospects of a Grand-Scale Project by Rainer Baake (continue reading...) Power Shift: Smart Grid Transforms Electric Power for the 21st Century by Matthew Futch (continue reading...) Investment Power in Africa: Where from and where to? by Anton Eberhard & Katharine Nawaal Gratwick (continue reading...) Bright Expectations, Tough Challenges: On Iraq’s Energy Outlook interview with Faith Birol (read FREE content...) The Human Element: Nuclear Power Development in the Middle East by Kevin Massy & John Banks (continue reading...) Conflicts, Oil Prices, and International Financial Stability by Hossein Askari (continue reading...)
A Brief History of Energy: Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going interview with Daniel Yergin (read FREE content...)

POLITICS & DIPLOMACY
The Gulf States and U.S. Policy: How Strongly to Push Reform? by David GalbraithTo think of the Gulf states as immune to unrest ignores their internal challenges that have been inspired by the Arab Spring over the past two years. The U.S. government should utilize a more targeted and softer approach to champion systematic political reform across the Gulf states. (continue reading...)
Clash of Elites: What Lies Behind the Defamation Debates by Mark P. Lagon & Ryan Kaminski
Elites have played a role as accelerants of conflict, as seen in the reaction to the Innocence of Muslims. Identifying and acknowledging this role will help advance constructive dialogue on tolerance, dignity, and universal rights. (continue reading...)
The Turkish-Kurdish Peace Progress by Michael Gunter
In 2009, the decades-old Kurdish conflict in Turkey seemed on the verge of a solution when the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government a renewed effort to the solve the issue. However, since then, the effort has stalled almost completely. (continue reading...)

CONFLICT & SECURITY
Defending with Declining Means by T.X. Hammes In the wake of looming defense budget cuts and the nature of future threats and conflicts, the United States must adapt its strategic and operational approaches to war to meet the challenges across the spectrum of conflict in a sustainable way. (continue reading...) Not on Blind Faith: The Risks of U.S. Defense Cuts by Travis Sharp Washington has failed to have a legitimate debate of the risks involved with budget cuts. This lack of sophisticated discourse about the strategic risks of defense cuts may lead American political leaders to make poor choices that imperil U.S. interests. (continue reading...)

CULTURE & SOCIETY
The Absent Agriculturalist in International Affairs by A.R. Vasavi At the high table of international policymaking, no agriculturist sits. Without presence, voice, or representation, a significant proportion of humanity remains uninvited to contribute to those very agendas where their livelihood, life, and future are planned. (continue reading...) Coal Mining in China: The Social Costs by Tim Wright China’s coal industry is central to the state’s economic success. However, the industry has been the focus of major social problems—including corruption, work safety, and environmental damage—that need to be immediately addressed by the state. (continue reading...)
LAW & ETHICS
The Global Online Freedom Act by Ian Brown The Global Online Freedom Act is one of the most comprehensive legislative attempts to protect online human rights. However, some civil society groups are concerned that certain controls could block the availability of tools useful for human rights activists in affected countries. (continue reading...)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Vietnam at a Crossroad and in the Cross Hairs by Robert A. Rogowsky Vietnam has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past two decades, but a con- vergence of three conditions—a slow global economy, a young and expanding population, and political tensions with China—presents a challenge to Southeast Asia’s security. (continue reading...)
India-Pakistan Trade: Opportunities and Constraints by Kishore C. Dash Increased bilateral trade can be a significant driver of peace between India and Pakistan. This is in stark contrast to the relative economic isolation that the two countries have pursued for so long. (continue reading...)
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Russian Arctic Resource Development and Related Policy Considerations by Vlad M. Kaczynski Russia remains increasingly concerned with Arctic development in terms of off-shore oil and gas exploitation, fisheries and tourism. In order to further economic and military development plans, the state should actively engage in foreign partnerships and emphasize environmental sustainability. (continue reading...)

BOOKS
Nukes, Lies, and International Organization by Douglas B. Shaw A review of The Age of Deception by Mohamed ElBaradei. (continue reading...)
Financial Reform, A View from the Trenches by Ingo Walter A review of The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure by John A. Allison. (continue reading...)


A LOOK BACK
American Power at Home and Abroad: Success, Failures, and Challenges by James L. Jones The Journal sits down with former National Security Advisor General James Jones (USMC, ret.) to reflect on the role of the National Security Council in the Obama Administration, the fate of Afghanistan after 2014, the future of NATO, and the “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region. (continue reading FREE article...)

A VIEW FROM THE GROUND
Flower of the Burma Spring by Michael Madoff In 2012, the author traveled through Burma to take the pulse of a country in the midst of hopefully a transition to democracy and reintegration with the international system. (continue reading FREE article...)


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