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Denying History: The United States' Policies Toward Russia in the Caspian Sea Region, 1991-2001.

Textbook 2013 136 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Region: USA

Summary

The historical record seen through Offensive Realism presents evidence illustrating that the United States' approach toward the Caspian Sea region between 1991 and 2001 was governed by idealistic principles rather than balance of power considerations. That was led by the false notion that democratic Russia would act in accordance with US goals.<br>The United States denied the competitive nature of international politics, refusing to criticise abuses by Moscow in the region, and failing to intervene when US interests were marginalised. The US failed to prevent Russia from refashioning conditions conducive to the re-absorption of the Caucasus and Central Asia as a sphere of influence; nor did it account for China’s expanded role and trajectory as a challenge to US power. This analysis shows, for example, that Russia’s proximity and willingness to use force exceeded the capabilities of the US’ use of its global predominance to shape regional events.

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Pages
136
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2013
ISBN (eBook)
9783954896158
ISBN (Book)
9783954891153
File size
1.6 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v312663
Grade
Tags
Energy Security European Energy Security Offensive Realism Military Strategy American Foreign Policy

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Title: Denying History: The United States' Policies Toward Russia in the Caspian Sea Region, 1991-2001.