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Host: The Heritage Foundation. The impact of energy on global security and economics is clear and profound. This is why in recent years reliability of energy flows has become a source of concern to most countries. However, safety of energy supply and demand means different things to different countries, based on their geographic location, their endowment of resources, and their strategic and economic conditions. In the new book, Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook, Gal Luft and Anne Korin, with the aid of twenty leading experts, provide an overview of the world’s energy systems and their vulnerabilities. The book addresses the debate about resource conflicts, the threat of terrorism to the global energy system, the role of multinationals and non-state actors, maritime security, diversification of sources, and the development of alternative energy.

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