Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
International Studies (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Roger E. Kanet
Second Committee Member
Bruce M. Bagley
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
New energy opportunities provide effective ways to advance energy superpowers’ foreign policy objectives. Oil and gas are capable of providing producer states with internal order and external influence and are thus a source of relative power. This research examines how energy shapes superpower nations’ foreign policy, analyzing cases of the United States of America and the Russian Federation after the end of the Cold War till the early 21st century with a diachronic selection of the most important developments. More detailed analysis covers the period from 2000 till the present to demonstrate how widely the U.S. and Russian national security and diplomacy are affected by energy concerns. In this project energy refers to crude oil, refined products, and natural gas.
energy; foreign policy; national security; oil; natural gas; the United States of America; the Russian Federation
Gasparyan, Arsen, "Energy Diplomacy: the United States of America and the Russian Federation" (2018). Open Access Dissertations. 2129.
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