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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2014 № 3.

 

O.A. Khlopov

Africa as a zone of rivalry for the access to energy resources. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2014, no. 3.


UDC Index: 327.8

Date of publication: 24.09.2014

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Abstract


The article covers the problem of energy resources and strategic importance of African continent for the leading world powers. The author underlines the fact that at the beginning of the XXI century the struggle for the access to natural resources is growing, while the demand for hydrocarbons is on the rise. The USA, China, the EU and Russia are actively participating in different business development programs, their national interests being of first importance. Strengthening of Russia’s positions in Africa may in the long run widen her influence that promotes the formation of multipolar world.

Key words


Africa, conflicts, energy resources, national interests, competition

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