The West's delusion of energy independence

Russia’s energy dominance over Europe is a warning of things to come, with China’s control over raw materials a clean energy future needs.

A liquefied natural gas terminal in Panigaglia, Italy. Moscow sees Europe's energy dependence for what it is: a supply chain dynamic it can control and exploit at will. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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(NYTIMES) - Russia's belligerence against Ukraine is underscoring once again the inextricable link between national security and energy security. Today, Russia is flexing its energy dominance over a dependent Europe. But tomorrow, the danger may come from China and its control over the raw materials that are key to a clean energy future.

The United States and its allies must ensure that doesn't happen.

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