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By Christopher Elliott

ISBN-10: 1118108000

ISBN-13: 9781118108000

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While energy subsidies had ended with the end of communism, oil politics had soon reappeared in both international and domestic struggles for power and influence. Privatization of the energy sector in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan had divested states of valuable resources. Intense jockeying for the national Energy Security and the Revival of Geopolitics 23 slices of one of the largest energy pies on the planet had changed economics and transformed the security calculus of these states. The chaotic sell-off of national resources had caused a global scramble for the control of oil and gas fields in Eurasia.

1920). Report on the work of the Council of People’s Commissars. Eighth All-Russia Congress of Soviets. Collected Works, vol. 31. htm. Lieven, A. (1999/2000). The (not so) Great Game. National Interest 58, 69–80. Mackinder, H. (1919). Democratic Ideals and Reality. New York: H. Holt. McQuaig, L. (2004). It’s the Crude, Dude: War, Big Oil and the Fight for the Planet. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. Mejcher, H. (1972). Oil and British policy towards Mesopotamia, 1914–1918. Middle Eastern Studies 8(3), 377–91.

Ronald Reagan had applied the doctrine at the height of the Iran-Iraq war to protect the US-flagged Kuwaiti tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz. W. Bush sought to defend US oil interests in Saudi Arabia and authorized Operation Desert Storm, which repelled Iraq’s aggression against Kuwait. George W. Bush commanded a US invasion of Iraq in 2003 under the pretext of stopping Saddam Hussein’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction; the real reason for the war was the US desire to establish a geopolitical bridgehead in the region and secure control over strategic energy resources (Klare 2004; McQuaig 2004; Bromley 2005).

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