The Geopolitics of Energy Security: The Rise of Asia


21 December 2006

During 2006, the issue of energy security emerged as one of the most pressing concerns of the international community. It was also the topic of a conference held in New Delhi on 15–16 December – organized jointly by PRIO and the Indian Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) – that took a ground-breaking look at the linkages between three vital issues: global warming, peak oil and the world’s growing dependency on Persian Gulf oil reserves.