Energy and US Foreign Policy

In "Energy and US Foreign Policy", Ahmed Mahdi relates the military expansion of the world's biggest superpower to its quest to gain guaranteed and secure access to the world's most important commodity.

Energy and US Foreign Policy

Author: Ahmed Mahdi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857721259

Page: 320

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The quest for oil can be seen as a defining principle of global US foreign policy, an imperative which has shaped and redefined the practice of American diplomacy, especially in the wake of 9/11, which raised questions about the stability of global oil resources. In "Energy and US Foreign Policy", Ahmed Mahdi relates the military expansion of the world's biggest superpower to its quest to gain guaranteed and secure access to the world's most important commodity. Examining the foreign policy of George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, culminating in the unprecedented military campaigns of the latter, Mahdi demonstrates how and why oil has played a central role in US relations with the wider world. By dissecting the failures of the US to secure its own economic and energy interests, and by demonstrating the devastating impact this has had on the rest of the world, especially in the Middle East, Mahdi offers vital analysis for researchers and students of International Relations, Diplomacy, Security and Energy Studies.

Oil Illiberalism and War

In this book, Andrew Price-Smith argues that this addiction has distorted the conduct of American foreign policy in profound and malign ways, resulting in interventionism, exploitation, and other illiberal behaviors that hide behind a ...

Oil  Illiberalism  and War

Author: Andrew T. Price-Smith

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262327538

Page: 248

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An argument that America's addiction to crude oil has driven a foreign policy of intervention and exploitation hidden behind a facade of liberal internationalism. The United States is addicted to crude oil. In this book, Andrew Price-Smith argues that this addiction has distorted the conduct of American foreign policy in profound and malign ways, resulting in interventionism, exploitation, and other illiberal behaviors that hide behind a facade of liberal internationalism. The symbiotic relationship between the state and the oil industry has produced deviations from rational foreign energy policy, including interventions in Iraq and elsewhere that have been (at the very least) counterproductive or (at worst) completely antithetical to national interests. Liberal internationalism casts the United States as a benign hegemon, guaranteeing security to its allies during the Cold War and helping to establish collaborative international institutions. Price-Smith argues for a reformulation of liberal internationalism (which he terms shadow liberalism) that takes into account the dark side of American foreign policy. Price-Smith contends that the “free market” in international oil is largely a myth, rendered problematic by energy statism and the rise of national oil companies. He illustrates the destabilizing effect of oil in the Persian Gulf, and describes the United States' grand energy strategy, particularly in the Persian Gulf, as illiberal at its core, focused on the projection of power and on periodic bouts of violence. Washington's perennial oscillation between liberal phases of institution building and provision of public goods and illiberal bellicosity, Price-Smith argues, represents the shadow liberalism that is at the core of US foreign policy.

Soft Power and US Foreign Policy

The event was the brainchild of the small group of colleagues at the heart of the
Research Group on American Power (RGAP). They helped to develop the idea
and translate it into a successful occasion. It took two years of planning and ...

Soft Power and US Foreign Policy

Author: Inderjeet Parmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135150486

Page: 256

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Soft power is the use of attraction and persuasion rather than the use of coercion or force in foreign policy. This volume features a brand new chapter by Joseph Nye outlining his views on soft, hard and smart power and offers a critique of the Bush administration’s inadequacies. The other contributions to the volume respond to Nye's views from a range of theoretical, historical and policy perspectives giving new insights in to both soft power and the concept of power itself.

Corporate Power and Globalization in US Foreign Policy

Quan (2008). “Use of Global Value Chains by Labor Organizers,” Competition
and Change, Vol. 12(1): 89–104. Robinson, W. (1996). “Globalization, the world
system, and 'democracy promotion' in U.S. foreign policy,” Theory and Society,
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Corporate Power and Globalization in US Foreign Policy

Author: Ronald W. Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136328424

Page: 232

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More than a decade into the new millennium, the fusion of corporate and state power is the essential defining feature of US foreign policy. This edited volume critically examines the relationship between corporations and the US state in the development of foreign policies related to globalization. Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this work explores the role of corporations in using US foreign policies to advance the interests of transnational capital in a wide range of contexts, including: how US government policies have contributed to the globalization of production and finance the ways in which transnational corporations have influenced the US relationship with China, a crucial linkage in the new era of transnational accumulation how transnational corporate power has shaped capital-labour relations, humanitarian intervention, structural adjustment policies, low-intensity democracy and the G20 summits the "corporate centrism" of the Obama Administration, whose policies have been consistent with the growing power of transnational capital in US foreign policymaking the politics and consequences of the embedded relationship between various sectors of the transnational capitalist class, global institutions and the US state, including the limits and contradictions of this relationship during the ongoing capitalist crisis. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of both US foreign policy and international political economy.

The Environment International Relations and U S Foreign Policy

Because the environment has become an ever-more pressing issue at the diplomatic level, this book is essential, timely reading for policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in environmental change and international relations.

The Environment  International Relations  and U S  Foreign Policy

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014374

Page: 288

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As the world's largest polluter and its wealthiest country, the United States has a potentially enormous impact on international efforts to protect the environment. In this innovative and thought-provoking book, an international group of scholars examines how U.S. foreign policy affects and is affected by global environmental change. Covering three broad areas—national security and geopolitics, domestic and international politics, and national interests and international obligations—the contributors examine a host of key issues, including ozone depletion and climate change, biodiversity and whale hunting, environmental and energy security, and international trade. They also raise moral issues associated with the United States's obligations to the rest of humanity. Because the environment has become an ever-more pressing issue at the diplomatic level, this book is essential, timely reading for policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in environmental change and international relations.

National Security Consequences of U S Oil Dependency Report of an Independent Task Force

Findings: the U.S. energy system and the role of imported oil and gas -- Findings: how dependence on imported energy affects U.S. foreign policy -- Findings and recommendations: U.S. domestic energy policy -- Findings and recommendations: ...

National Security Consequences of U S  Oil Dependency   Report of an Independent Task Force

Author: John M. Deutch

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press

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Page: 67

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Findings: the U.S. energy system and the role of imported oil and gas -- Findings: how dependence on imported energy affects U.S. foreign policy -- Findings and recommendations: U.S. domestic energy policy -- Findings and recommendations: The conduct of U.S. foreign policy -- Additional view.

U S Foreign Policy and the Export of Nuclear Technology to the Middle East

House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International
Organizations and Movements. might in fact learn a great deal from the Israelis
about how to protect nuclear power reactors against sabotage—a problem that
the U.S. AEC ...

U S  Foreign Policy and the Export of Nuclear Technology to the Middle East

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements

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Page: 333

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Rethinking Energy Statecraft United States Foreign Policy and the Changing Geopolitics of Energy

Abstract: The United States Administration has an opportunity to foster a new energy statecraft based on the realities of a dynamic and rapidly‐changing global energy marketplace.

Rethinking Energy Statecraft  United States Foreign Policy and the Changing Geopolitics of Energy

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Abstract: The United States Administration has an opportunity to foster a new energy statecraft based on the realities of a dynamic and rapidly‐changing global energy marketplace. The geopolitical considerations of this energy transition are not well‐explored. Additionally, the recent renaissance of oil and gas in the US has reinforced the alluring notion that energy independence and national energy security are the same thing. But the global nature of energy markets expose this notion as utterly misleading. A re‐envisaged energy statecraft would utilize a variety of US foreign policy and multilateral tools to reform the international energy sector, protect the global energy marketplace, and spur investments in new generation and innovation. These steps require building an integrated approach to the multiple energy‐security challenges. Abstract : Shortages or the disruption of energy services can no longer be treated as independent catastrophes that can alone be solved by military action, but as interwoven threats to the world at large with potentially great destabilizing effects.

US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Considering the impact of events such as 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iran, alongside issues including national security, energy policies and American ambitions to limit Russian influence, Christopher Bluth explains why the US has ...

US Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Author: Christoph Bluth

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781780769189

Page: 288

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Central Asia and the Caucasus are of immense geopolitical importance for the US and Russia, but neither power has successfully established regional hegemony. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the states of the Caspian region began to develop their oil and gas reserves, and as a result their importance on the international stage is increasing rapidly. Considering the impact of events such as 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iran, alongside issues including national security, energy policies and American ambitions to limit Russian influence, Christopher Bluth explains why the US has failed to establish authority in this globally significant region. Examining US policy from Clinton to Obama and drawing on interviews with leading figures in the US administration, this study presents the first systematic analysis of US policy towards the Caspian states.

Russian Foreign Policy

Introduction: the guns of August -- Contours of Russian foreign policy -- Bulldogs fighting under the rug: the making of Russian foreign policy -- Resetting expectations: Russia and the United States -- Europe: between integration and ...

Russian Foreign Policy

Author: Jeffrey Mankoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442208244

Page: 345

View: 152

This thoughtful and balanced text examines the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Jeffrey Mankoff argues that Russia's more assertive behavior since Vladimir Putin became president in 2000 has resulted from both a deep-seated consensus among its elite about Russia's identity and interests as well as a favorable convergence of events-including the persistence of high energy prices and the check on U.S. power resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because these factors are the result of long-term trends, the author argues that there is little reason to.

Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy

Issues in foreign policy, on the other hand, refer to those geographical (on
specific regions or countries such as the Middle East, China, etc.) and/or thematic
(e. g., proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, energy security,
democratization, ...

Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy

Author: Münevver Cebeci

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739147196

Page: 410

View: 868

Issues in European Union and U.S. Foreign Policy, edited by MYnevver Cebeci, represents a timely attempt at analyzing EU and US foreign policy over a wide range of issues through a comparative approach. It involves theory-guided empirical research and analyzes several thematic issues within the specific context of selected geographical issue areas. It focuses on_and actually proposes_a broader framework of cooperation and coordination for the EU and the US.