The Future of Sea Lane Security between the Middle East and Southeast Asia
On 23–24 June 2015, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) of the National University of Singapore and Chatham House organized an event entitled ‘The Future of Sea Lane Security between … Continue Reading ››
This international study that analyzes the nexus of challenges that arise from interconnections between five different key and interrelated resources – energy, fresh water, food, minerals, and land.
This essay examines the driving forces behind the overseas investment activities of Asian national oil companies (NOC) and assesses the extent to which they enhance the energy security of their home countries.
This paper applies institutional theories to analyse the governance of energy in China in order to identify sources of adaptability and of resistance to change.
This study applies a regional public goods approach to the study of energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia, with a view to clarifying the outlook for such integration and the likely obstacles to be encountered. In addition to drawing on theoretical ideas relating to regional public goods, the paper will also draw on the experience of the European Union in its attempts to develop a single energy market. The study shows that many services are needed in order to develop and sustain a regional integrated energy market and that some of these services have characteristics of regional public goods, though some may also be trans-regional or global in nature as well. The study recommends that: EMI in East Asia should be pursued in an incremental manner and mainly at a sub-regional scale; and the specific steps taken towards EMI should be chosen on the basis of their likely positive economic impacts and their likely ease of delivery.