Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

  • Leo Lester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Duc Huynh, Yugo Nakamura
    Pages 1-8
  3. Trade Patterns and Their Consequences for Connectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Ahmed Kiani, Toufic Mezher, Steven Griffiths, Sameh El Khatib
      Pages 31-53
    3. Shahad Al-Arenan, Nader AlKathiri, Yazeed Al-Rashed, Tilak K. Doshi, Ziyad Alfawzan, Sammy Six et al.
      Pages 55-74
    4. Chang-chen Yeh, Po-yao Kuo, Ruei-he Jheng, Chien-chou Chen, Yu-lin Liu, Chi-yuan Liang
      Pages 97-119
  4. Domestic Policies and Their Consequences for Connectivity

  5. Energy Security and Its Consequences for Connectivity

  6. The Environment and Its Consequences for Connectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Zhan-Ming Chen, Tianyi Li
      Pages 245-262
    3. Yukari Yamashita, Rejean Casaubon
      Pages 285-303
    4. Leo Lester
      Pages 305-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-326

About this book


This volume goes beyond a conventional analysis of Asia’s energy relationships and explores the premise that energy relations in Asia in the 21st century should reinforce mutual interdependence. Conventional analyses of international energy relations stress the asymmetric nature of the risks and costs of disruptions to energy flows. Energy suppliers (net exporters) are concerned with the cost of a buyer looking elsewhere; energy consumers (net importers) are preoccupied with the costs associated with an interruption of supply. This perspective reflects the current transactional nature of energy relations and is clearly observed in the energy dynamics between countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the economies of Northeast Asia (NEA).   

As the economies of both the GCC and NEA have enlarged there is under-recognized potential for a move away from narrow transactional relations to broader, interdependent ones. This collection of essays from leading energy, strategic, and economic policy think tanks focused on how energy relations are forming in the 21st century offers energy scholars and policy makers answers to what these increasingly close relationships mean for international politics and trade.


Middle East-China Trade Energy Policy Energy Security One Belt, One Road Energy Policy and International Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo Lester
    • 1
  1. 1.King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)RiyadhSaudi Arabia

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