You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Importance of Energy Politics. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. Central Asia has been one most important area going even back to history and was even called “The Great Game.” For example, there have been conflicts between the Russian empire and the British Empire for control in Central Asia. During the post-colonial period, the area was of great impact for its where the geopolitical power setup of the Great Powers and the then regional authorities used to compete for power (Kim 1901). The year 2001United States attacked by al-Qaeda. These lead the United States to invade Afghanistan with the aim of doing away with the Taliban regime which had al-Qaeda operate in the area. But by the end of 2001, the Taliban regime had already lost almost all the control of the area, and they headed out to the Pakistan tribal areas. Many authors used to view “The New Game” as a way of being winning contact with petroleum politics and Central Asia.
The battle control of energy resources would be a “great game” in the 19th century and could bring conflict all in the fight for power in Central Asia (Kissinger, 131). There have been problems caused by the presence of China in Central Asia. This has drawn the attention from all over the world like Russia and China have had their interests crashing and this cause the two powers to compete against each other. The competition between the two has been seen as a significant threat to security as the two have a great effect on the world. The two countries also have had significant assets in Central Asia which has made them have top choices when the issues of border security arise. In Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan have also been on the site and mind of many shareholders. This is because they produce natural gases and oil. But Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have not been getting the best out of the investors as they are attractive in the fossil fuel reserves. .