Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power

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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Meghan L. O'Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She is also the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, which explores the complex interaction between energy markets and international politics. Between 2004 and 2007, she was special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan for the last two years of her tenure. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Windfall: The New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics is her third book.
"A wide-ranging and comprehensive view of what O'Sullivan calls America's new 'strategic boon'--the energy revolution. She shows how it is strengthening America's economy and its position in the world, giving the U.S. new flexibility, and is also--no doubt to the surprise of some--helping improve America's environment."--Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prize and The Quest
"Meghan O'Sullivan brings her extraordinary insight to explain how the American innovation and ingenuity behind the oil and gas boom has delivered strategic benefits to the United States - and changed the world in the process. For leaders in government and business affected by global trends, Windfall is a must-read."--Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.
"O'Sullivan takes the significance of energy beyond the price of gas at the pump to explain how energy, technology, the environment, and politics drive foreign policy. She demystifies and shows a new map of power, molecular and political."--Robert B. Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, US Trade Representative, and Deputy Secretary of State
"Brilliant. A must read to understand America's new energy fortunes. Access to massive oil and gas reserves at home provides the United States with added power and leverage, presenting new possibilities for cooperation and competition. Windfall unpacks these complexities with great clarity and insight."--Michele Flournoy, CEO of the Center of New American Security and former Under Secretary of Defense
"In less than a decade, the energy world has turned upside down, from scarcity to abundance. Drawing on her practical experience and analytic acuity, Meghan O'Sullivan provides a convincing account of how the new energy world is transforming geopolitics and helping the United States. Windfall is a wonderfully readable book."--Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus
"As a former policy maker and a scholar, Meghan O'Sullivan is well placed to issue this urgent and timely call to policymakers to embrace a new mindset. She offers a rich and sophisticated assessment of the consequences of today's new energy realities not only for North America, but also for Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and China."--Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard University and former Under Secretary of State
"Windfall is a big idea book that offers a bold take on how energy markets shape politics and foreign policy. In this sophisticated but highly readable narrative, she challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the benefits of America's energy boom to the United States."--Diana Farrell, CEO and President JP Morgan Institute and former Deputy Director of the National Economic Council