The National Interest: Green Energy? The West Must First Diversify Fossil Fuel Imports | By Kamran Bokhari

Mirtchev masterfully explains how a rapidly changing global technological environment coupled with the growing demand for energy is reshaping great power competition and pushing the world far beyond the confines of fossil fuel use. Mirtchev’s in-depth assessment is all the more pertinent today given that it predicted many of the shortcomings of Russian energy dependence …

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The Jerusalem Post: Energy is changing Israel’s foreign policy – opinion | By Ariel Ben Solomon

“Dr. Alexander V. Mirtchev, in his groundbreaking The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition, elucidates on the changing landscape of energy politics. The book provides an excellent model for Israeli diplomacy. Mirtchev … argues that the vigorous pursuit of innovation and an expeditious entry into the realm of the …

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The Hill: Our changing energy landscape will stretch beyond Europe | By John C. Hulsman

As Henry Kissinger put it in assessing Mirchev’s work, [The Prologue] offers a “sweeping exploration of the changing energy landscape that looks far into the future.” This is what is needed as Europe scrambles to wean itself from Russian energy after decades of dependence.  As Henry Kissinger put it in assessing Mirchev’s work, [The Prologue] offers a “sweeping exploration …

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Forbes: China’s Wind Power Push Threatens US Strategic Interests | By Ariel Cohen

As we move to the new brave world of solar and wind geopolitics, described in the insightful book The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition by Prof. Alexander Mirtchev, [the installed wind power] imbalance becomes starker when one further considers Chinese territorial disputes. Solar provinces and wind corridors may become as …

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Un nuevo mundo de conflictos | By Vladislav Inozemtsev

One of Mirtchev’s main insights is that the alternative energy megatrend is a socially-constructed phenomenon with significant geopolitical implications. Namely, energy is a geopolitical lever. Russia arrived at the conclusion that it must take advantage of its “energy superiority” before it is lost. Russia can easily be ruined as a great power and marginalized as …

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Forbes: Why Russia’s Natural Gas Leverage Won’t Last Much Longer | By Ken Rapoza

Professor Alexander Mirtchev, a Distinguished Professor of Government at George Mason University, and Vice Chairman of The Atlantic Council, has been looking at these issues of energy power politics for years. I wrote about his book, “The Prologue: the Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition” last year. He argues that renewable energy will become …

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Defense News: The Green Energy Arms Race is Underway | By Paddy Ryan

A recent book, “The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition,” by Dr. Alexander Mirtchev describes how an alternative energy “megatrend” — a confluence of interconnected trends transforming the global zeitgeist — is revolutionizing international relations. With climate concerns, economic motives and energy security imperatives fashioning the megatrend, professor Mirtchev details a …

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Purpose and Profit: Driving The Energy Megatrend | By Daniel A. Witt

Alexander Mirtchev’s The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition discusses the ways the renewable era might reshape the dealings of nations, creating as many opportunities for profit and cooperation as competition. Mirtchev, Vice Chairman of the Atlantic Council and a Distinguished Professor at the George Mason University, cuts through the emotions. …

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Texas Solar: Riding the Alternative Energy Megatrend | By Joe Webster

Alexander Mirtchev writes perceptively of The Alternative Energy Megatrend: “The ongoing technological revolution bolsters expectations of turning alternative energy from a dream of clean, limitless, and affordable energy into a technologically feasible, commercially viable, and environmentally friendly solution.”This paradigm shift could benefit Texas, which enjoys some of the world’s best solar and wind resources. As Mirtchev notes, …

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The Place of Materials in the Energy Crucible | By James Clad

Of special note is Alexander Mirtchev, whose solid new book (“The Prologue: The Alternative Energy Megatrend in the Age of Great Power Competition“) traces the trajectory of energy in the global economy. Mirtchev shows how each earlier era has had a transformative effect, a powerful narrative leading straight to an examination of today’s Sino-American rivalry. …

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