Friday, May 30, 2008 proudly recommends a new book “China’s Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing’s Maritime Policies” Edited by Garbiel B. Collins, Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and William S. Murray. Joint publication of the China Maritime Studies Institute and the Naval Institute press.

It is safe to say that China’s energy policy is no longer a topic for the (highly paid) oil executives or (under paid) academics and military professionals; it has an impact every time you stop by your friendly neighborhood gas stations and fuel up that huge SUV of yours. Now, news about energy, climate changes and China's impact on the world filled news airwaves, some of those news are well produced, others are nothing but sensationalism to boost sales or one’s political agendas. However, there are complex issues such national military and energy strategies that short newspaper articles simply cannot cover and require a more in-depth reading. If you are looking for something that are in-depth and authored by authorities in the field, then this book is for you.

To quote Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, UNS (ret), former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

“Comprehensive, diverse and essential for national security professionals…. A subject we must understand clearly for our Asia-Pacific future”

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