Provides detailed analyses of the related concerns of energy needs, the economy, and national security for developing countries—Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, India, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The essays serve to underline the dangerous problem of nuclear proliferation for several of these countries have uneasy relations with their neighbors. In their detailed reviews of these eight nations—their plans and their capabilities—the contributors have provided a valuable source for a neglected area of international affairs.
Raju G.C. Thomas is professor of Political Science at Marquette University....Read More
Conant explores how the transformation of oil from a commercial commodity to a strategic raw material have changed the face of world energy politics. In an increasingly interdependent world, Conant questions the right of any nation to withhold vital supplies from other countries.
Melvin A. Conant is a graduate of Harvard University and is president of Conant and Associates, Ltd.