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By Prof. Gawdat G. Bahgat

"An first-class learn of U.S. coverage on growing and preserving a country of strength security."--Hafeez Malik, Villanova University

The usa is the world's greatest oil client and importer. the following Gawdat Bahgat examines the nation's transforming into dependence on fossil fuels--particularly oil--and the most demanding situations it faces in securing provides from energy-rich areas, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. He argues that long term U.S. power approach has to be equipped on variety of either the gasoline combine and the geographic starting place of that gas. it may contain a vast blend of measures that will stimulate household creation, offer incentives for conservation, advertise fresh applied sciences, and put off political obstacles to international markets.

Bahgat additionally contends, notwithstanding, that the aim shouldn't be strength independence, yet discovering new methods of dealing with dependence on oil provides from in a foreign country. He continues that regardless of expanding reservoirs of oil and common fuel during the global, together with the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf will stay the most resource of U.S. fossil gasoline. Bahgat analyzes either contemporary and old demanding situations to the connection among the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil manufacturer and exporter, together with the Arab-Israeli peace strategy. He additionally discusses the hostility among the U.S. and Iraq and the stressful courting among the U.S. and Iran, together with such delicate themes because the proliferation of guns of mass destruction and terrorism, in addition to advancements within the wake of September eleven, 2001.

In his evaluation of the underdeveloped Caspian Sea reservoir, Bahgat means that strength specialists and coverage makers have exaggerated the region's power, bringing up logistical, fiscal, and political stumbling blocks that needs to be triumph over ahead of the zone performs a big function in generating fossil fuels. those stumbling blocks contain household ethnic divisions, disputes over the criminal prestige of the Caspian, disagreements over the main within your budget transportation routes, and alterations within the quarter within the aftermath of the conflict on terrorism.

Gawdat Bahgat, director of the guts of center japanese reports at Indiana collage of Pennsylvania, is the writer of The Gulf Monarchies: New financial and Political Realities; the way forward for the Gulf; and The Persian Gulf on the sunrise of the hot Millennium.

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Like the United States, Europe understands Iran’s geopolitical and geoeconomic significance. But unlike Washington, Brussels believes that the dynamics of the domestic situation in Tehran make it vital for dialogue to continue so that the direction of change may be influenced. , violation of human rights, opposition to the Middle East peace process, sponsoring of terrorism, and efforts to acquire and develop unconventional weapons). In order to change these policies, Washington has adopted a policy of containment, whereas Brussels has relied on engagement since the early 1990s.

In the 1970s, a world fearing energy shortage prompted concern over investment in energy conservation as an alternative to investment in supply. S. S. economy has become more efficient in its overall use of energy. Energy efficiency is the ability to use less energy to produce the same amount of lighting, heating, transportation, and other energy services. One measure of energy efficiency is energy intensity—the amount of energy it takes to produce a dollar of gross domestic product. S. 24 In other words, the American economy has grown nearly five times faster than energy use.

Furthermore, the EU is Iran’s largest trading partner. Finally, since the late 1990s, several European companies have been working in Iran to develop its oil and gas reserves. Similarly, since 1988, the EU has engaged in a dialogue with the Gulf Cooperation Council, whose members are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Unlike the case with Iraq and Iran, the United States is the main political and economic partner for most of the GCC members, particularly Saudi Arabia.

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