Balkans: A Battleground for the US-Russia Struggle for the Geostrategic Control of Eurasia

Dr. Thrassy N. Marketos-For reasons both of world strategy and control over natural resources, the US administration is determined to secure for itself a dominant role in Eurasia. The immediate task of the American power in ‘volatile Eurasia’ has been described as ‘to ensure that no state or combination of states gains the ability to expel the US or even diminish its decisive role’(2).The US policy goals regarding energy resources of Eurasia include breaking Russia’s monopoly over oil and gas transport routes, promoting US energy security through diversified supplies, encouraging the construction of multiple pipelines that go through US-controlled lands, and denying other potential powers dangerous leverage over the Central Asian oil and natural gas resources.

Please see the research paper at Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)