Horiuchi, Russell Nozomi.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington. Bibliography: l. -160.
Readinger, Charles C.
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Thesis (M.A. in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa))--Naval Postgraduate School, March 2010. Thesis Advisor(s): Kapur,S. Paul. Second Reader: Khan, Feroz H. "March 2010." Description based on title screen as viewed on April 21, 2010. Author(s) subject terms: Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pashtun, Islamist Militancy in Pakistan, South Asian Geopolitics, British Policy in the Frontier. Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-92). Also available in print.
Burns, Nathan L.
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Central Florida, 2009. Adviser: Houman Sadri. Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-177).
11 September 1997
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Goodman, Aaron M.
Theses (M.A.)--Marshall University, 2005. Title from document title page. Includes abstract. Document formatted into pages: contains 35 p. including illustrations and maps. Bibliography: p. 35.
Purpose – The main goal of this thesis is to show – on one hand – the permanent influence of geopolitics on leadership of international companies, and – on the other – how companies influence geopolitics and geopolitical climate. Methodology – Due to the problem which I raise in my thesis, I will use systems view. Systems view is the most appropriate here, mainly because I try to find out the system analyzing real cases and life examples of how businesses are systematically influenced by geopolitical environment, as well as vice-versa – how businesses influence geopolitical environment in places where they do their business. Findings – The number of geopolitical issues that are needed to be taken into account by companies, doing their business globally, is very big and increase all the time. For that reason geopolitics – is a problem that can’t be simply avoided. The way international companies change geopolitical context to meet own interests is also rising all the time. These ways should be well known to lead big multinational company wisely. Research limitations – Though geopolitics is a wide study and can be applied to a large extent towards statecraft and political decision making itself, I focused in my work mainly on two-way linkage between geopolitics and business activity – international business activity in particular. Originality – though the problem raised in this thesis is obvious and observed in everyday business life, very few analytical researches have been done showing the importance of considering geopolitical environment for international companies. For that reason in my thesis I had to collect the real cases and problems, met by different companies to show the intelligible necessity for business leaders, and especially leaders of global companies in wise geopolitical maneuvering.
4 February 2010
The location of France is both adjacent to land and sea, therefore France¡¦s geopolitical expansion could follow two directions of land and sea. Regarding sea expansion path, France established colonies in North America and West Indies by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, across the Mediterranean France could expand her geopolitical influence to North Africa, Middle East, Rea Sea, India Ocean and the South China Sea. France also established colonies in Africa, India and Indochina. Regarding land expansion path, North European plain is best way for conquer European continent. The ideal scenario for France is expanding sea power and land power altogether by suppressing main competitors. However, France¡¦s foreign policy needs to be considered with international system and European geopolitics. The geostrategy of France evolved under such historical context. This dissertation applies classical geopolitical approach, includes concepts of geography, geopolitics and geostrategy, to depict the changes of France¡¦s geopolitics and geostrategy for a long time. The study¡¦s deductive logic accords with following points. First of all, location of France constructed her proto-type geostrategy as well as dual expansion by sea and land; secondly, in the situation that other European powers formed anti-France alliance, France practiced and revised her targets of geostrategy; thirdly, revisiting geopolitical meaning of France¡¦s revised geostrategy, the study tries to find out geopolitical change and unchanged; finally, the study clarifies key effect factors through historical facts of evolution of France¡¦s geostrategy. In sum, this dissertation concludes the geostrategy of France as following: (1) France¡¦s territory is the base of expansion by land and sea; it¡¦s also the condition restricting French sea power. In other words, the location of France constructs her geostrategy pro and con; (2) France practices policy of ¡§balance of power¡¨, preventing from new state building nearby area, and being the balancer of big powers; (3) After French revolution, geopolitics, not ideology, is still the main consideration of France¡¦s foreign policy; (4) Germany unification impacts French geopolitics, suppressing Germany is key geostrategy of France until now; (5) Controlling whole world without European empire is the attribute of European geopolitics.
9 January 2011
Decades after 1602, Taiwan was an unique stage for continual showing of power struggles of various great powers. Three ancient concepts, including strategy, political order and history are precisely the main axles connecting these historical events. Each one of these domains would have significant and profound influence interweaved with others. Geographically, Taiwan is not only the center of the first island chain out of the continent, it is also located at the top of this so call ¡§Asiatic Mediterranean¡¨ triangle. The geographical location of Taiwan thus unpreventable made it revolving in the struggles among international powers. The action of a state definitely will aim at its national interest. The foreign policy of a nation would be set according to a guided rule which included the geopolitical code. To be more precise, the geopolitical code is one of the important criteria to identify national interest as well as adversary and to react against them. This research is based on three geological levels, including local level of Taiwan, regional level of Southeast Asia and the global level to analyze the geopolitics of Taiwan and to examine various powers which had ruled Taiwan in the history. In terms of the geography matters, the maritime power disposition, the geopolitics and the geo-economy are factors to shape up the destiny of Taiwan for some 400 years by different powers from the world. In the final analysis, based on a principle that political order would be changed following the changes of stratagem, it shows that the consideration and planning of foreign strategy would have great impact in the domestic political order and administrative policy. In one word, the geological location of Taiwan put it in the cross road of the ocean while geopolitical and economical factors confine Taiwan to be ruled by invasion powers for the last four hundred years.
The post-1970 political geography of the Red Sea region, with special reference to United States interestsAbunafeesa, Elsadig Yagoub A. 1985 (has links)
This is a pioneer and comprehensive study of the political geography of the Red Sea region. Background studies on geopolitics, physical environment, and resources are offered. The thesis is especially concerned with three basic American interests in the Red Sea. Firstly, energy interest: United States deep concern about uninterrupted flow of oil supplies from the Gulf to the former as well as to its Western allies creates an increasing American interest in the Red Sea route, particularly since the Gulf tanker war in 1982. Such interest is clearly seen in United States political, technical, and financial involvement in the Suez Canal (1975) and in the current laying of pipelines from the Gulf to the Red Sea. Disruption of those supplies to the US or its allies may result in American use of force. Secondly, shipping interest: such concern is clearly shown in United States involvement in matters relating to the Suez Canal, the Straits of Bab al Mandeb and Tiran. Freedom of navigation through the Red Sea, especially for Israeli ships, is a major American interest in this respect. United States refusal to sign the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea may involve the former into conflict with some Red Sea States, particularly when American nuclear-powered vessels sail from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean or vice versa. Thirdly, Soviet involvement in Afghanistan, the Gulf war and the resurgence of Islam are becoming increasingly worrying to the US, because such developments are feared as a destabilizing factor to the stability of the oil producing states of the Arabian peninsula, with particular reference to Saudi Arabia, the most important Red Sea state.
Reinventing geopolitical codes in the post-Cold War world with special reference to international terrorismRae, Norman Gregor David. 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Glasgow, 2007. Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, 2007. Includes bibliographical references. Print version also available.
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