America Should Aim to be an Energy Giant: Desperate Dependence on Middle East Energy is a Thing of the Past
- Jun 26, 2019 5:27 am GMT
America’s security and prosperity depends on energy supplies to a significant extent. During the Cold War era, the US had to ensure that the Middle East was not dominated by the Soviet Union because the Persian Gulf ruled the global energy market then and we couldn’t risk a major disruption to it.
Today, the US is not threatened by any region or held hostage for its energy needs. In fact, the world energy balance of power has shifted dramatically. Owing to a different geopolitical realities now, US foreign policy ought to modernize and recalibrate itself, starting from the Middle East.
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