Policy Briefs | 16 November 2006

New rules for a new 'Great Game'

In this 2006 paper, Anthony Bubalo and Mark Thirlwell look at how energy insecurity, driven by high demand and uncertainty over supply, is fuelling both an intensification of Asian dependence on Middle Eastern oil and a quest for equity oil.

Mark Thirlwell , Anthony Bubalo

  • Mark Thirlwell
  • Anthony Bubalo

In this 2006 paper, Anthony Bubalo and Mark Thirlwell look at how energy insecurity, driven by high demand and uncertainty over supply, is fuelling both an intensification of Asian dependence on Middle Eastern oil and a quest for equity oil.

Mark Thirlwell , Anthony Bubalo

  • Mark Thirlwell
  • Anthony Bubalo
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Executive Summary

The authors warn that the resultant competition for oil and other energy resources could aggravate existing tensions or even create new conflicts, and argue that the G20 could contribute to managing these risks.

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