Counting the Cost

Redrawing the geopolitical map for a post-oil world

Time is running out for oil producing nations to reset their economies as the world transitions to green technology.

The transition to renewables has the power to reshape geopolitical alignments as many countries become more energy independent.

Policing energy choke points, using political capital to cover for dubious regimes, and catering for volatile energy prices could become redundant.

There would be fewer grounds, in theory, to justify military bases in the Middle East or those periodic calls for regime change and all-out conflict.

Verisk Maplecroft’s James Lockhart Smith tells us who the winners and losers may be.

Also this week, AIDrivers founder Rafiq Swash talks about self-driving vehicles.

And Latin America analyst Jairo Lugo-Ocando discusses Colombia’s tax revolt.