Energy Security and Western Post-Cold-War Military Interventions Cover Image

Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne a interwencje zbrojne Zachodu po zimnej wojnie
Energy Security and Western Post-Cold-War Military Interventions

Author(s): Kamila Pronińska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: energy security, oil market, resource curse, resource wars, Western post-Cold-War interventions, the First Gulf War, war in Libya, war in Iraq

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to examine the links between Western interventions and energy security in the changing post-Cold-War political and market conditions. It has been assumed that the perception of energy security and the context of the energy market may have an impact on decisions to intervene in regions rich in raw materials. In analysing the dynamics of the post-Cold-War challenges and threats to energy security from the Western perspective, the article looks at three Western military interventions: the first Gulf War, Iraq and Libya, and it explores the energy dimension of these wars. In this context, it also considers to what extent the post-Cold-War interventions of the West can be embedded in the framework of mainstream research on the resource wars.

  • Issue Year: 51/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 79-98
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish