Cases in International Relations by Donald M Snow

By Donald M Snow

Cases in foreign Relations demanding situations scholars to take advantage of diplomacy idea to appreciate the most up-tp-date and urgent matters dealing with the world.


Designed to enrich the most topics of any introductory path, this bestselling textual content provides sixteen unique case reports that survey the nation of the foreign approach and glance in-depth at problems with present curiosity. Cases in overseas Relations bargains greater than a suite of magazine articles; it offers a coherent and obtainable process that encourages scholars to place diplomacy suggestions to useful use.

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The other, of somewhat longer standing, is the competition for the oil reserves of the Caspian Sea littoral, especially Azerbaijan. PETROLEUM SCARCITY AND CONFLICT As petroleum becomes scarcer, leverage and power will naturally increase for those who have control over it. This would not be a major problem if those who consumed the oil were also those who produced it, but that is not the case. With the exception of the vast oil tar sands of Canada, the exploitation of which is difficult and expensive, most of the world’s known oil is in remote locations where political conditions are not always favorable to the consumers.

New York: Longman, 2000. Steinberg, James B. ” Washington Quarterly 31, 2 (Spring 2008), 155–164. Yaphe, Judith S. ” Current History 107, 713 (December 2008), 403–409. CHAPTER 2 Resource Scarcity: Oil, the Lubricant That Corrodes PRÉCIS The desire, even necessity, to control scarce natural resources, and conflict over those resources, are as old as human history and have acted as a major source of conflict in the international order through time. Major wars have been fought over access to precious gems, metals, food, and exotic spices, to name a few examples.

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