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Energy Security in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Wesley


272 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This book explores the various dimensions of energy security in Asia – which has become an increasingly important geopolitical issue. Reputable international contributors look at the roles played by each of the major energy importers: the United States, China, Japan and India, as well as the main suppliers: the OPEC states, Russia, the Central Asian states and Australia. In each case, the domestic politics of energy security are investigated, and state interests and perspectives on the issue are considered.

Analyzing the policy and security aspects of energy security, the book includes an examination of:

  • the geopolitics of energy competition
  • strategic, economic and environmental dimensions
  • the impacts of energy security on human security.

With energy security being one of the central issues facing the world today, this book is a timely and impressive appraisal of the major energy security issues facing Asia.

Table of Contents

1. The Geopolitics of Energy Security Michael Wesley 2.The United States and Energy Security in Asia Satu Limaye 3.China’s Energy Security Xu Yi-chong 4. Japan’s Energy Security Purnendra Jain 5. India’s Energy Security Ashutosh Misra 6.OPEC and Asia’s Energy Security Gawdat Bahgat 7. Russia and Central Asia and Asia’s Energy Security Barry Naughten 8. Australia and Asia’s Energy Security Richard Leaver 9.The Strategic Dimensions of Energy Security in Asia William Tow 10.The Economic Dimensions of Energy Security in Asia Stuart Harris and Barry Naughten 11. Energy Security and Environmental Security in Asia Aynsley Kellow 12.Energy Security and Human Security Michael Heazle

About the Editor

Michael Wesley is the Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University. He is the Research Convenor of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, and a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University


New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General