By Hugo McPherson, W.Duncan Wood, Derek M. Robinson
With the worldwide economic climate set to be principally depending on oil and fuel for the subsequent twenty to thirty years, and worldwide terrorism extra well-known and extra occupied with financial goals, the chance to power resources and provide is genuine and lengthening. "Emerging Threats to strength safety and balance" is a compendium of papers from the 2004 NATO Workshop at Windsor fort geared up through the Windsor strength Group and MEC foreign. The workshop used to be co-directed by way of Sir David Gore sales space, former united kingdom Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and center East Director - Foreign and Commonwealth place of work, and Dr. Evgeny Velikhov, President, the Russian study heart, Kurchatov Institute. Representatives from 20 international locations participated within the workshop; together with specialists and coverage makers from key governments, foreign companies and the non-public quarter. The papers learn strengths and vulnerabilities of world power infrastructure, assessing rising threats to strength protection, and constructing options for strength protection innovations to counter the threats posed by way of provide imbalance, local instability and terrorism. aimed toward these interested by infrastructure safeguard in addition to the strength zone, the ebook additionally comprises historical past papers at the global strength industry, protecting such concerns because the Geo-Political way forward for the Gulf, China and OPEC, and local briefings on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, imperative Asia and the Caspian Basin.
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