Maritime Choke Points in an Age of Insecurity
Charles Emmerson, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Chatham House
The threat of disruption to key maritime choke points in the global energy transport system could have significant implications for the global energy economy and makes confidence in their security a key issue for international policy.
Charles Emmerson will explore the vulnerabilities associated with choke points and relate this to the volatility of energy prices. He will explore how international law applies in times of peace and war, and outline a range of policy options – beyond the purely military – which could improve the resilience and integrity of the global energy transport system in general and maritime choke points in particular.