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242s Oil and Water Don't Mix: Geopolitics, Energy, and the Environment

 

(Taught in English; same as Politics 242s)

Following the collapse of the USSR and the Gulf War, Central Asia and the Caucasus became new centers of geopolitical rivalry. The new states are a source of energy (oil and gas) for Western powers and a vital transit corridor between Eastern Europe and China. While a new "Great Game" is being fought between Western, Far Eastern, and Middle Eastern powers for control over energy pipelines the region is threatened by environmental catastrophe and water shortages. Is the new oil industry a source of prosperity or an instrument for further exploitation, corruption, and instability? How important are the new states to the West's strategic energy interest?

Meets Social Science III-A requirement; S. Jones; with permission of instructor may be taken for 300 level course; 4 credits

Tu.Th. 2:40-3:55

 

 

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