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The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Message from the Editor T he Editorial Board of the Whitehead Journal is especially proud to release the second issue of this volume, as it focuses on the critical areas of international energy markets and the security of energy supplies. With Russia’s manipulation of gas supplies in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as China’s willingness to purchase energy resources from security hotspots like Sudan and Iran, a discussion on the future of energy supplies and security is of great importance to the current dialogue of diplomacy and international relations. The influence of energy dependence on US relations with troubled regions like the Middle East has a direct impact on matters of national security and American grand strategy. The various potential solutions to facing the threat of energy vulnerability, such as collective defense and the development of alternative sources, should be of immediate concern to both policymakers and analysts of international affairs. This issue includes a keynote contribution from the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in
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