Although written a little more than a year ago, in June 2011, Mikkal Herberg’s editorial “China’s Energy Rise and the Future of U.S.-China Energy Relations” couldn’t be more relevant. Herberg points out the capacity that China has to completely reshape the global energy landscape and the challenges that poses to the United States. How should the U.S. approach the situation?
a very in-depth analysis of the factors surrounding the U.S.-China
energy relationship, Herberg concludes, “Stronger cooperation between
China and the U.S. on global energy issues is vital to addressing our
key global energy challenges, most importantly our common energy
security dilemma. ... The issue is not cooperation on better U.S.-China
relations for its own sake but cooperation that addresses our vital and
common interests in energy security on a global basis.” To achieve this,
Herberg suggests that the Obama administration focus on both short and
medium term goals, and he encourages the creation of more multilateral
institutions to manage energy security.
To read Mikkal Herberg’s full article, visit the New America Foundation.
Herberg will speak to the Alaska World Affairs Council on Wednesday,
November 28, at noon at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. To pay in advance,
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