Elliot Brennan Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot? POLICY BRIEF, No. 115, February 27 2013.
Abstract: The “shale gas revolution” in the US could provide significant leverage in the US “pivot” to Asia. As China looks to absorb the technological know-how of shale gas extraction from North America, greater partnerships and US company involvement in China’s extraction of the resource could act as a confidence-building mechanism between the two countries. Indeed, the new shale gas boom could provide an important instrument for US foreign policy in its pivot to Asia.
Keywords: Resource Security, Energy, US Foreign Policy, China
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