I. The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy: From Colonization to Globalization

I. The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy: From Colonization to Globalization The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy ² 339 I. The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy: From Colonization to Globalization H ENK H OUWELING AND M EHDI P ARVIZI A MINEH A BSTRACT This Chapter studies continuity and innovation in the geopolitics of America in projecting power beyond legally recognized borders. Exporting cultural symbols expressing what America has on offer plays as crucial a role in the opening of societies beyond borders as commodity exports and the activities of the CIA and the US Air Force do. The historical part summarizes early experience and aims at uncovering continuity in the foreign policy of getting America offshore. The hypothesis is that the US objective of inserting power and in uence in West and CEA is to deny to a single state, other than the US itself, or coalition of powers not including the US, the capability to set conditions for accessing the energy resources of West and CEA. Our argument is that such a dominating coalition of actors not including the US, would arise from the creation of overland energy and other transportation links among the industries of Western Europe, Russia, Turkey, Northeast Asia, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Brill

I. The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy: From Colonization to Globalization

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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1569-1500
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10.1163/156915003322986316
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The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy ² 339 I. The Geopolitics of Power Projection in US Foreign Policy: From Colonization to Globalization H ENK H OUWELING AND M EHDI P ARVIZI A MINEH A BSTRACT This Chapter studies continuity and innovation in the geopolitics of America in projecting power beyond legally recognized borders. Exporting cultural symbols expressing what America has on offer plays as crucial a role in the opening of societies beyond borders as commodity exports and the activities of the CIA and the US Air Force do. The historical part summarizes early experience and aims at uncovering continuity in the foreign policy of getting America offshore. The hypothesis is that the US objective of inserting power and in uence in West and CEA is to deny to a single state, other than the US itself, or coalition of powers not including the US, the capability to set conditions for accessing the energy resources of West and CEA. Our argument is that such a dominating coalition of actors not including the US, would arise from the creation of overland energy and other transportation links among the industries of Western Europe, Russia, Turkey, Northeast Asia,

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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