Energy and US Foreign Policy

Energy and US Foreign Policy

Bush raised the place of foreign energy procurement as a US foreignpolicy goal,
and linked it to other foreign-policy strands on a level never seen before. The
failure to secure the oil resources of Iraq led to failure in Bush's overall foreign ...

Author: Ahmed Mahdi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857721259

Category: Political Science

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.
Categories: Political Science

Energy in U S Foreign Policy

Energy in U S  Foreign Policy

WILS GOVU S 1.71 / 4 : 290 Energy in U.S. Foreign Policy June 22 , 1981
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 1827RY United States Department of State
Bureau of Public Affairs Washington , D.C. AUG 4 1992 .زی DEPOS , ' ti U.S. - û F.

Author: Robert D. Hormats


ISBN: MINN:31951002883379Z

Category: Energy policy

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Categories: Energy policy

Soft Power and 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 ...

Author: Inderjeet Parmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135150488

Category: Political Science

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.
Categories: Political Science

American Foreign Policy Current Documents

American Foreign Policy  Current Documents

At the recommendation of Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of the United States Atomic
Energy Commission , in which the Departments of State and ... For pertinent
excerpts , see American Foreign Policy , 1950–1955 : Basic Documents , pp .



ISBN: UOM:39015024844824

Category: United States


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Corporate Power and Globalization in US Foreign Policy

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,

Author: Ronald W. Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136328428

Category: Political Science

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.
Categories: Political Science

The Environment International Relations and U S Foreign Policy

The Environment  International Relations  and U S  Foreign Policy

Energy,. and. Ecology: U.S.. Foreign. Policy. and. the. Caspian. Sea. Douglas. W.
Blum. The Caspian Sea has received a great deal of attention for its sizable
deposits of oil and gas. Much less attention has been paid to the deteriorating ...

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014375

Category: Political Science

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.
Categories: Political Science

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

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 ...

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


ISBN: LOC:00186248028

Category: Egypt

Page: 333

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Categories: Egypt

Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy

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, ...

Author: Münevver Cebeci

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739147191

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

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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.
Categories: Political Science

The Energy crisis and U S Foreign Policy

The Energy  crisis  and U S  Foreign Policy

The Foreign Policy Association The Foreign Policy Association is a private ,
nonprofit , nonpartisan educational organization . Its objective is to stimulate
wider interest , greater understanding and more effective participation by
American ...

Author: Robert Edwards Hunter

Publisher: Foreign Policy Assn

ISBN: MINN:31951001826778E

Category: Power resources

Page: 79

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FROST (copy 2): From the John Holmes Library collection.
Categories: Power resources

Congress the Presidency and American Foreign Policy

Congress  the Presidency and American Foreign Policy

Each study describes a struggle between the legislative and executive branches
of government to determine the direction American foreign policy would take.
With the exception of the chapter on energy policy, these case studies focus on a

Author: John Spanier

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483136400

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Congress, the Presidency and American Foreign Policy provides a critical look at the resulting executive-legislative relations in the conduct of American foreign policy. This book explores the capacity of American political institutions to conduct a foreign policy that will meet the nation's many needs. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an explanation of the Jackson-Vanik amendment; the congressional participation in US-Middle East Policy; and the implication of the domestic politics of SALT II for the foreign policy process. Subsequent chapters explore the negotiations and ratification of the Panama Canal treaties; the Turkish Embargo problem; economic sanctions against Rhodesia; and the energy policy. Lastly, the dilemmas of policy-making in a democracy are addressed.
Categories: Social Science

Making American Foreign Policy

Making American Foreign Policy

Table 10.2 The Importance of American Foreign Policy Coals; Assessments by
the General Public in the Chicago ... 89 81 Protecting the jobs of American
workers 74 78 77 78 65 83 80 Securing adequate supplies of energy 75 78 70 69
61 62 ...

Author: Ole Holsti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136084508

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

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Ole Holsti, one of the deans of US foreign policy analysis, examines the complex factors involved in the policy decision-making process including the beliefs and cognitive processes of foreign policy leaders and the influence public opinion has on foreign policy. The essays, in addition to being both theoretically and empirically rich, are historical in breadth--with essays on Vietnam--as well as contemporary in relevance--with essays on public opinion and foreign policy after 9/11.
Categories: Political Science

US Foreign Policy After the Cold War

US Foreign Policy After the Cold War

Others, such as Senator Jesse Helms, raise concerns at the alleged loss of
American sovereignty by joining the WTO. A majority, however, argue that US
support for globalization is inherently good and view the US as a world power
akin to ...

Author: Fraser Cameron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134244058

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Since the success of the best-selling first edition, the world has remained fascinated with US foreign policy, not least because of the far-reaching consequences of the US led invasion of Iraq. This fully updated textbook follows the events of the past two and a half years including the 2004 presidential campaign, whilst still providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of American foreign policy. Chapter headings include: from colony to superpower the post-Cold War decade the role of Congress the media and public opinion the US and terrorism. Examining the administrations of George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, it explains the complex interaction between the institutions of power, the key actors and the non-governmental organizations to give a complete picture of foreign policy. With a complete glossary of terms, this textbook is ideal for those studying American politics or international relations. Companion website available at:
Categories: Political Science

Energy Policy in the U S

Energy Policy in the U S

Energy. Policy. A tremendous challenge for human society is to move beyond the
tangible pressures experienced today and to manage global ... These problems
are at the complex nexus between the energy arena and U.S. foreign policy.

Author: Laurance R. Geri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439841907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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In an effort to provide greater awareness of the necessary policy decisions facing our elected and appointed officials, Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change presents an overview of important energy policies and the policy process in the United States, including their history, goals, methods of action, and consequences. In the first half of the book, the authors frame the energy policy issue by reviewing U.S. energy policy history, identifying the policy-making players, and illuminating the costs, benefits, and economic and political realities of currently competing policy alternatives. The book examines the stakeholders and their attempts to influence energy policy and addresses the role of supply and demand on the national commitment to energy conservation and the development of alternative energy sources. The latter half of the book delves into specific energy policy strategies, including economic and regulatory options, and factors that influence energy policies, such as the importance of international cooperation. Renewed interest in various renewable and nontraditional energy resources—for example, hydrogen, nuclear fusion, biomass, and tide motion—is examined, and policy agendas are explored in view of scientific, economic, regulatory, production, and environmental constraints. This book provides excellent insight into the complex task of creating a comprehensive energy policy and its importance in the continued availability of energy to power our way of life and economy while protecting our environment and national security.
Categories: Business & Economics

Barack Obama s Post American Foreign Policy

Barack Obama s Post American Foreign Policy

Precisely because US hard and soft power resources alike were severely
strained – not only by economic malaise and the military interventions of George
W. Bush, but also because of the diplomatic confrontations, alliance fissures and
public ...

Author: Robert Singh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780931135

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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After one of the most controversial and divisive periods in the history of American foreign policy under President George W. Bush, the Obama administration was expected to make changes for the better in US relations with the wider world. Now, international problems confronting Obama appear more intractable, and there seems to be a marked continuity in policies between Obama and his predecessor. Robert Singh argues that Obama's approach of 'strategic engagement' was appropriate for a new era of constrained internationalism, but it has yielded modest results. Obama's search for the pragmatic middle has cost him political support at home and abroad, whilst failing to make decisive gains. Singh suggests by calibrating his foreign policies to the emergence of a 'post-American'world, the president has yet to preside over a renaissance of US global leadership. Ironically,Obama's policies have instead hastened the arrival of a post-American world.
Categories: Political Science

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS China and India's growing energy insecurity has
broad ramifications for the region and for the United States across a wide range
of geopolitical, energy, and environmental issues. There is a high degree of ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422332665



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U S policy towards Russia hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate One Hundred Ninth Congress first session June 21 2005

U S  policy towards Russia   hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations  United States Senate  One Hundred Ninth Congress  first session  June 21  2005

Energy is not just a growth sector; energy is a foreign policy—is foreign-policy
leverage. Foreign—energy gets you attention from the United States, from China,
from Japan, and so on. Arms sales are not just about profits, although they're
there ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422334287



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Public Engagement In U S Foreign Policy After The Cold War

Public Engagement In U S  Foreign Policy After The Cold War

AMERICAN ASSEMBLY BOOKS 1951 – U.S. - Western Europe Relationships
1952 — Inflation 1953 — Economic Security ... and Progress • Atoms for Power
1958 - The United States and Africa ( revised 1963 ) - United States Monetary
Policy ...

Author: American Assembly

Publisher: The American Assembly


Category: United States

Page: 19

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Categories: United States

Foreign Relations of the United States 1969 1976 V XXVII Iran Iraq 1973 1976

Foreign Relations of the United States  1969 1976  V  XXVII  Iran  Iraq  1973 1976

Although it is not discussed in the paper , it is essential that any public affairs
discussion or announcement relative to an ... expect to give Iran our specific
approval for reprocessing at a time consistent with the Iranian power reactor
program's ...

Author: Monica L. Belmonte

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160902568

Category: History

Page: 977

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The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity of the United States Government. Part of a subseries of the State Department's Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford, this volume documents U.S. policy towards Iran and Iraq from 1973 to 1976. The volume's six chapters are divided into two chronological sections. The first section documents the increasingly close political, economic, and strategic relationship, which developed between the U.S. and Iran during the mid-1970s. The second section covers Washington's somewhat more distant interactions with Iraq, with whom the United States did not maintain formal diplomatic relations following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Historians, researchers, and students in high school and above, including debate teams, may want to use this resource for the chronological timeframes for U.S. involvement with Iran druing the mid-1970s. High school, public, community college, and academic/university libraries will want to include this primary source reference work in their Middle East reference collections. Table of Contents Preface ................................................................... III Sources ................................................................... XIII Abbreviations and Terms ............................................ XXIII Persons .................................................................. XXIX Note on Covert Actions ............................................... XXXVII Iran ....................................................................... 1 Iraq ....................................................................... 599 Index ..................................................................... 915 Edited by Monica Belmonte. General Editor, Edward C. Keefer.
Categories: History

American Foreign Policy Since the Vietnam War

American Foreign Policy Since the Vietnam War

But the relatively low importance the American people attached to foreign policy
issues after the Cold War continued a trend ... of weapons of mass destruction" (
69 percent) and "ensuring adequate energy supplies for the U.S." (60 percent).

Author: Richard A. Melanson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765631407

Category: United States

Page: 323

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Categories: United States

Intelligence and U S Foreign Policy

Intelligence and U S  Foreign Policy

In this sense, Iraq became for neocons a sort of test case for their much larger
ideas about U.S. power and leadership worldwide.15 But the concept did not
solely belong to the neocons. It probably was a major motivation for Vice
President ...

Author: Paul R. Pillar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527804

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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A career of nearly three decades with the CIA and the National Intelligence Council showed Paul R. Pillar that intelligence reforms, especially measures enacted since 9/11, can be deeply misguided. They often miss the sources that underwrite failed policy and misperceive our ability to read outside influences. They also misconceive the intelligence-policy relationship and promote changes that weaken intelligence-gathering operations. In this book, Pillar confronts the intelligence myths Americans have come to rely on to explain national tragedies, including the belief that intelligence drives major national security decisions and can be fixed to avoid future failures. Pillar believes these assumptions waste critical resources and create harmful policies, diverting attention away from smarter reform, and they keep Americans from recognizing the limits of obtainable knowledge. Pillar revisits U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War and highlights the small role intelligence played in those decisions, and he demonstrates the negligible effect that America's most notorious intelligence failures had on U.S. policy and interests. He then reviews in detail the events of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, condemning the 9/11 commission and the George W. Bush administration for their portrayals of the role of intelligence. Pillar offers an original approach to better informing U.S. policy, which involves insulating intelligence management from politicization and reducing the politically appointed layer in the executive branch to combat slanted perceptions of foreign threats. Pillar concludes with principles for adapting foreign policy to inevitable uncertainties.
Categories: Political Science