The shifting balance of geopolitical power among nations depends on, well, power—the flow and supply of the energy sector, the role of renewables, and trends in climate-related politics.
You can trace tensions and alliances among countries all over the world with a close look at how energy flows. But be careful, because this “power map” is always changing. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have caused serious turmoil in the energy markets. The struggles between the United States, Russia, and China in particular are key relationships to watch.
With an apolitical eye towards the events that have shaped global politics in recent decades, American energy expert and economic historian Daniel Yergin has crafted an incredibly useful explanation of how climate change, new dynamics in energy, international rivalries, and power shifts are shaping today’s world. Learn all about it in our Instaread on The New Map.