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Hachette Book Group

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The Avoidable War?

| Apr. 05, 2022

In his new book, The Avoidable War?, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd demystifies the actions of the U.S. and China, explaining and translating them for the benefit of the other. Geopolitical disaster is still avoidable, but only if these two giants can find a way to coexist without betraying their core interests through what Rudd calls “managed strategic competition.” Should they fail, down that path lies the possibility of a war that could rewrite the future of both countries, and the world.

Book - Oxford University Press

Number One Realist: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

| April 2022

Number One Realist illuminates Bernard Fall's study of political reconciliation in Indochina, while showing how his profound, humanitarian critique of war continues to echo in the endless conflicts of the present. It will challenge and change the way we think about the Vietnam War.

Book - Public Affairs

The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

| March 2022

In The Devil Never Sleeps,  Juliette Kayyem lays the groundwork for a new “fail safely” approach to dealing with disasters. The book shares lessons on how to better prepare for that moment. Kayyem examines notable crises, like the Challenger explosion, California wildfires, and the power outage at Super Bowl XLVII, detailing the choices people made along the way and how they impacted outcomes.

Book Chapter - Columbia University Press

Infrastructure and Climate Change: Four Governance Challenges in a Time of Disruption

| December 2021

An excerpt from a chapter in the forthcoming Lincoln Institute book Infrastructure Economics and Policy: International Perspectives, which includes contributions from leading international academics and practitioners addressing the latest approaches to infrastructure policy, implementation, and finance.

Book - University of Michigan Press

Capital Choices: Sectoral Politics and the Variation of Sovereign Wealth

| Mar. 07, 2022

Capital Choices analyzes the creation of different SWFs from a comparative political economy perspective, arguing that different state-society structures at the sectoral level are the drivers for SWF variation. Juergen Braunstein focuses on the early formation period of SWFs, a critical but little understood area given the high levels of political sensitivity and lack of transparency that surround SWF creation. Braunstein’s novel analytical framework provides practical lessons for the business and finance organizations and policymakers of countries that have created, or are planning to create, SWFs.

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Book Chapter - Springer

Determinants of Maize Farmers’ Access to Climate Information Services in Ghana

    Authors:
  • Enoch Bessah
  • Emmanuel Donkor
  • Abdulganiy O. Raji
  • Olalekan J. Taiwo
  • Sampson K. Agodzo
  • Olusola O. Ololade
| December 2020

This chapter focused on the analysis of the factors that influence maize farmers’ access to climate information services based on a field study carried out in selected districts of Ashanti, Central, and Eastern regions of Ghana.

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Book Chapter - Letra Capital

Biodiesel in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Energy Transition

    Authors:
  • Denilson Ferreira
  • Aristeu Gomes Tininis
  • Claudia Regina Cançado Sgorlon Tininis
| May 2021

The objective of this research was to assess the Brazil's National Program for Biodiesel Production and Use (PNPB), started in 2005. This program established a compulsory market for biodiesel blends, which gradually expanded to current B13 (temporarily B10) with a forecast of B15 by 2023, including targets for regional development and social inclusion.

Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong, China, in 2019.

EDF Energy via Wikimedia Commons

Book Chapter - Cambridge University Press

Enabling a Significant Nuclear Role in China’s Decarbonization

| Dec. 02, 2021

While China is building nuclear reactors faster than any other country in the world, major constraints may limit nuclear energy’s ability to grow to the scale of hundreds of gigawatts that would be required for it to play a major part in decarbonizing China’s energy system. This chapter explores the major constraints on, and risks of, large-scale nuclear energy growth in China, and how both new policies and new technologies might address them. It focuses particularly on the two biggest constraints – economics and siting. Substantial government policies to support nuclear power and advanced reactor systems designed to address some of the key constraints are both likely to be needed for nuclear to have a chance of playing a major role in decarbonizing China’s energy system; nuclear energy’s role may be bigger in the second half of this century than in the first half.