How the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources will affect world security

By | November 2, 2016

An extraordinary global energy transformation will be required for the world to successfully slow and then halt climate change, and that transformation will change the power dynamics among nations. The security arrangements necessary to keep the peace among the powers that vie for an energy advantage in the coming renewables era demand attention now.

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Introduction: John Mecklin
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Interview: Steven Chu, former secretary of the Energy Department, on fracking, renewables, nuclear weapons, and his work, post-Nobel Prize
Dan Drollette Jr
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The complicated geopolitics of renewable energy
Sergey Paltsev
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Saudi Arabia’s sell-off of Aramco: Risk or opportunity?
Jean-Francois Seznec

Will climate-change efforts affect EU-Russian relations? (Probably not.)
Rachel S. Salzman

Climate adaptation funding: Getting the money to those who need it
Meraz Mostafa, M. Feisal Rahman, and Saleemul Huq

NUCLEAR NOTEBOOK
Pakistan's nuclear forces, 2016
Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris
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GLOBAL FORUM: Seeking a path toward missile nonproliferation: Missiles are the hidden force behind nuclear proliferation, so missile proliferation deserves as much concern, and the same efforts at prevention, as nuclear proliferation deserves.

Editor's note
Lucien Crowder

An Indian Response
Waheguru Pal Singh (WPS) Sidhu

A Japanese Response
Masako Ikegami

A Turkish Response
Sitki Egeli

OTHER FEATURES

Technology assessment and the social and human impact of innovation
Fred Young Phillips and Deog-Seong Oh

Can everyone help verify the bioweapons convention? Perhaps, via open source monitoring
Gunnar Jeremias and Mirko Himmel
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BOOK REVIEW
Crusades of the clueless: Who will win the war on science?
Elisabeth Eaves
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