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The Geopolitics of Energy in South Asia
Energy Security of Bangladesh

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ISBN 9780367618728
July 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the relation between energy and politics in South Asia and explores the geopolitics surrounding energy security in the region.

Analysing energy security and the scramble for resources in South Asia, the book highlights the important role of energy in light of the rapid economic growth of South Asian countries. The book analyses the current energy security status of the countries in South Asia, their strengths and weaknesses, and the policies that need to be implemented in order to ensure their energy security. Focusing on Bangladesh as a case study, the author argues that the country is geographically important both in respect to its energy resources and as an energy hub. The author applies a novel analytical framework to measure the energy security of the region and examines the role of the US and China in this geopolitical scenario.

A new assessment of energy security issues and the geopolitical aspect of energy security, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of energy studies and security, International Relations, South Asian Studies and Asian Politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Concept of Energy Security 3. The Energy Scenario of South Asian Countries: An Analysis 4. The Geopolitics of Energy in South Asia 5. The Energy security of Bangladesh 6. The Issues facing the Energy Sector in Bangladesh 7. Conclusion

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Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, and the Deputy Director of the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Bangladesh. He is also a practising lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the editor of The Rule of Law in Developing Countries: The Case of Bangladesh, also published by Routledge (2018).