Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf: Framing U.S. Energy and Security Policies for the Gulf of Guinea

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Lexington Books, 2006 - 329 pages
Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf examines the national security implications of U.S. energy security policies in the Middle East, and the emerging U.S. involvement in oil exploration and extraction in West Africa. Similar political, social, and economic challenges-poverty, corruption, lack of infrastructure, and weak governments-are seen in the oil-producing states of both the Middle East and Africa. Drawing comparisons between these two regions allows Forest and Sousa to formulate policy recommendations for how to handle foreign policy toward Africa in the future based on lessons learned from past interaction with the Middle East. Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf promises to inform a lively debate over the future of U.S. foreign policies toward Africa and is a valuable resource for policymakers and the academic community that should be approached in a coherent, integrated fashion to ensure the success of the United State's energy and national security agendas.
 

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Contents

Oil and Security An Introduction
1
A Region of Opportunities and Challenges
25
A Region in Trouble
79
The Emerging Terrorist Threat to West and Central Africa
109
A History of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East and the Old Gulf
131
Contemporary US Foreign Policies in the New Gulf
147
A New Framework for 21st Century USAfrica Policies
181
Addressing the Security Challenges of the Gulf of Guinea
195
Democratization and Leadership for Good Governance
251
The Policy Coordination Imperative
273
Conclusion
293
Global Oil Reserves Production and Consumption
303
Bibliography
311
Index
321
About the Authors
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Facilitating Economic Development
229

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James J.F. Forest is director of terrorism studies and assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. Mattew V. Sousa is currently serving as a Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army, specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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