The book sheds understanding on the relations between development and global energy security by looking at China and India. It addresses the following issues: what is the new definition of energy security? How does it affect global politics and international relations? What are the energy security concerns of China and India, and what policies and approaches have they taken to deal with energy security issues? Since China and India are searching for oil and gas in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, would their acquisition efforts conflict with the interests of other energy giants such as the U.S., Japan, and would their growing overseas activities challenge U.S. policy in those energy-rich regions?
The book provides insight into what the new global energy order may be and how the growth models and energy structures may shape the economic growth and energy. It analyzes both the state-centered approach and market-oriented approach in the global quest for energy resources. It also examines how China and India can adopt a cooperative approach for beneficial relations.
The book will be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn how the World especially U.S.A. can accomodate and adapt to the new global energy dynamics and on China and India as new players in global energy markets.
Table of Contents
1. China, India and the New Global Energy Order 2. Economic Growth and Energy Demand 3. Geopolitics of Energy Security 4. Global Quest for Energy Resources 5. Case Study (I): the Middle East 6. Case Study (II): Africa 7. Case Study (III): Southeast Asia 8. Conclusions: Adapting to the New Global Energy Dynamics
Zhao Hong is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore. Before coming to EAI, he was Professor at the Research School of Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University, where he taught International Political Economy, Big Power Relations, and Southeast Asian Economy. His research interests are mainly China-ASEAN economic integration, China-India energy competition and cooperation, and East Asian community.