Writing in The National Interest, IP3 board chairman Robert “Bud” McFarlane said assured access to clean, reliable energy is key to the survival and prosperity of every sovereign country. That’s why China is so committed to undermining foreign countries’ energy resilience through unfair infrastructure projects and trade deals.
“Beijing understands that insufficient baseload power is the most salient vulnerability of free-world countries,” Allied Nuclear’s McFarlane said. “China understands that if it can gain control over the supply of a country’s energy, it will control that country.”
In order to combat Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, the United States must leverage its capital to defend open access to clean energy security around the world, McFarlane wrote.
Read the full column at The National Interest.