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Asian Dimension of Energy Security

Tatiana Mitrova

New book published by the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) deals with energy security aspects in East Asia and its impact on international affairs in the region. The first and probably major advantage of the book is that its contributors openly and clearly declare energy causes behind today's policies of most countries, as they underlie many current political processes, international conflicts, whether ongoing or potential, included.

Asian Dimension of Energy Security


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