Redrawing the geopolitical map for a post-oil world | Counting the Cost

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    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.

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    In This Story: Colombia

    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

    The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

    Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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