Présentation de l'éditeur
On its own, this challenge is daunting. Introduce politics, and it becomes seemingly impossible to surpass. The authors published in this issue are among the brave voices reflecting on these issues. From Helsinki to Shanghai to Mexico City, our authors take on Russia-EU relations, American adventurism in the Middle East, energy security in China and Kazakhstan, and the effects of the shale gas boom in rural South Dakota and Pennsylvania on the far-flung countries of Nigeria, Angola, and their sub-Saharan neighbors.
As we look to a future of renewable energies, one hopes that oil and gas will soon become relics of the past. But today, their importance cannot be ignored. These authors present not only important, thought-provoking analysis, but also ways forward that seek to traverse borders and break down barriers in the inter- ests of the greater good. It is with these solutions in mind that we approach the topic of the geopolitics of energy—with clarity, realism, and an assurance that peace and prosperity are within our grasp.