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The Mirtchev Megatrend: A Must Read | By Ariel Cohen

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, the Vice Chairman of the Atlantic Council and Distinguished Professor at the School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, just came out with a massive, in-depth treatment of the subject, his Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition, (Simon & Schuster, 2021). He did a yeoman’s …

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How The Clean Energy Megatrend Impacts The World Order | By Llewellyn King

Alexander Mirtchev, a respected member of the Washington foreign policy establishment and vice chairman of the Atlantic Council, in a new book based on a study he conducted for the Wilson Center, names this changed horizon for what it is: a megatrend. In doing this Mirtchev joins other megatrend energy spotters of the past, including …

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Alternative Energy Hailed as a Megatrend, Disrupting World Order | By Llewellyn King

Mirtchev’s book is a serious work by a serious scholar which pulls together the impact of alternative energy on national security, the interplay between great powers, and the changing landscape between great powers and a few lesser ones. It is wonderfully free of the idealistic tropes about alternative energy as a morally superior force… Mirtchev’s …

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Renewable Energy In The U.S. Military: Creating A Lean Mean Green Warfighting Machine | By James Grant

From 2011 to 2015 the U.S. military nearly increased its renewable power generation by 100 percent while the nation’s economy added merely 2.6 percent of renewable power generation. With continued growth in renewables and further investment in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which engages in cutting edge experimental technologies, the United States could …

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The Coming Disruption: The Global Alternative Energy Megatrend | By Kenneth Rapoza

In his new book, “The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition”, Atlantic Council Vice Chairman Alexander Mirtchev defines the alternative energy megatrend as it relates to national security and using energy as leverage with other countries. He does it in the context of the new great power rivalry between …

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The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition | By Sarah Wright

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev’s new book, The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition, identifies and charts the security-related trajectory of a relatively new global phenomenon: the ascent of alternative energy as a 21st century megatrend. Why and how have contemporary alternative energy developments evolved into a 21st century global socio-political and …

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Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000” | Foreword by Dr. Henry Kissinger and Introduction by Dr. Alexander Mirtchev | Russian language edition

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev contributed the Introduction (Russian edition) to “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000” – the memoirs of the first Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew. Dr. Henry Kissinger later commented: “I share with Dr. Mirtchev his great admiration for Minister Mentor Lee, whom I believe to be one of …

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Finances on a War Path: The “Weaponization” of Financial Markets as Legitimate Tools of Foreign Policy | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

Gone are the days when the world was viewed through the lens of Pax Americana; a time when the United States predominantly set the tone and rules of the game. Today, we find ourselves in the midst of a profound long-term global political and economic transformation leading to a radically changed world. Finances on a …

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Bloomberg Interviews Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev provides his take on the rising tide of challenges to the world order. A confluence of crises in different regions and of varied nature heralds an across-the-board push against or outright rejection of this order. Examples include: the Ukraine crisis, where international relation’s norms based on the Peace of Westphalia have been …

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Shale gas – the new best US foreign policy tool? | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

What are the geo-economic and foreign policy implications and advantages associated with the so-called “shale gas revolution?” The growing significance attached to non-traditional fossil fuel resources is seen as a factor that can remove previous dependencies on external suppliers, the need to protect transport routes and choke points, as well as the need to maintain …

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