[Marxism] Left Forum Panel: The New “Great Game”: Inter-Imperialist Rivalry and Cooperation in the Age of “Resource Wars”

Allen Ruff alruff at tds.net
Tue May 27 12:03:13 MDT 2014


Steve Horn and I will be presenting at the Left Forum on Saturday, 5/31 
at 3:10. Rm 1.66

The New “Great Game”: Inter-Imperialist Rivalry and Cooperation in the 
Age of “Resource Wars”

"The current scramble for control of hydrocarbon energy, the fuel of 
capital accumulation and imperial power, raises the issue of reform or 
revolution for the Left. Increasing competition for natural gas and oil 
shapes not just the geopolitics of major powers and client states, but 
multinational corporations — global energy giants and financial 
institutions. The new “Great Game” — energy competition among rivals and 
“frenemies” from Europe to China; pipeline politics and the race for 
shale gas; the effects on ”imperialized” countries, possible “energy 
wars,” and global environmental implications will be examined."





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