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Oil and gas sector is changing - and so is geopolitics

Book review of 'Windfall'

Robert D Kaplan | NYT 

WINDFALL How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens American Power Meghan L. O’Sullivan Simon & Schuster 479 pages; $29 Geopolitics is power played out against geographical settings. In this battle, ideas and ideologies matter. But it is often the most technical and complex factors — the ones we least understand and therefore discount, according to Columbia University’s Robert Jervis — that carry the greatest weight. There may be no factor more influential in contemporary geopolitics and yet least understood by ...

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First Published: Sun, December 31 2017. 23:03 IST