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Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power Hardcover – Illustrated, 12 September 2017

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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (12 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 496 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1501107933
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1501107931
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.05 x 22.86 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

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"A lucid and provocative look at the geopolitics of energy and the shifts and dislocations it is likely to produce."--Michèle Flournoy, CEO of the Center of New American Security and former Under Secretary of Defense "Kirkus Reviews"

"A powerful argument for how America should capitalise on the 'New Energy Abundance'"-- "Financial Times"

"A trusty guide to all the ways in which energy (especially oil and natural gas) impacts international relations, for good and for bad. . . . Windfall is a refreshing and illuminating examination of one thing that's going right." -- "Foreign Policy"

"A wide-ranging and comprehensive view of what O'Sullivan calls America's new 'strategic boon'--the energy revolution. She shows how it is strengthening America's economy and its position in the world, giving the U.S. new flexibility, and is also--no doubt to the surprise of some--helping improve America's environment."--Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prize and The Quest "Inside Higher Ed"

"As a former policy maker and a scholar, Meghan O'Sullivan is well placed to issue this urgent and timely call to policymakers to embrace a new mindset. She offers a rich and sophisticated assessment of the consequences of today's new energy realities not only for North America, but also for Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and China."--Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard University and former Under Secretary of State "Kirkus Reviews"

"Brilliant. A must read to understand America's new energy fortunes. Access to massive oil and gas reserves at home provides the United States with added power and leverage, presenting new possibilities for cooperation and competition. Windfall unpacks these complexities with great clarity and insight."--Michèle Flournoy, CEO of the Center of New American Security and former Under Secretary of Defense "Inside Higher Ed"

"Excellent . . . O'Sullivan makes a persuasive case that the geopolitical benefits of high levels of energy production are enormous." -- "Inside Higher Ed"

"In less than a decade, the energy world has turned upside down, from scarcity to abundance. Drawing on her practical experience and analytic acuity, Meghan O'Sullivan provides a convincing account of how the new energy world is transforming geopolitics and helping the United States. Windfall is a wonderfully readable book."--Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus "Kirkus Reviews"

"Meghan O'Sullivan brings her extraordinary insight to explain how the American innovation and ingenuity behind the oil and gas boom has delivered strategic benefits to the United States - and changed the world in the process. For leaders in government and business affected by global trends, Windfall is a must-read."--Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. "Kirkus Reviews"

"O'Sullivan describes and analyzes the economic and political impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The boom in oil and gas produced by fracking--the "windfall" of this informative book's title--has placed a severe strain on Russia and the oil producing countries of the Middle East but has benefited China, European states, and especially the United States. O'Sullivan explores the possibility that the new abundance in energy might replace the risk of a U.S.-Chinese rivalry for scarce resources with the opportunity to establish a cooperative arrangement between the two countries that could produce stability in energy markets around the world."-- "Foreign Affairs"

About the Author

Meghan L. O'Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She is also the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, which explores the complex interaction between energy markets and international politics. Between 2004 and 2007, she was special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan for the last two years of her tenure. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Windfall: The New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics is her third book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone interested in understanding how the new energy landscape will shape the future of global politics
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