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Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics and Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent

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US Army Combined Arms Center Fort Leavenworth United States

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Geopolitics and the socio-cultural aspects of regional affairs continue to change at a rapid pace. Military decisions that directly affect strategic outcomes rely heavily on cohesively understanding the operating environment and associated regional cultures of our allies and our adversaries. Army leaders at all echelons must be able to recognize and adapt in stride or ahead of these geopolitical and cultural changes in the operating environment and understand how they can directly affect broader mission outcomes. The US Armys Culture, Regional Expertise, and Language CREL Program provides a mechanism for the Army to prepare for its premier land force to operate within a regions indigenous cultures. This anthology, Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics and Energy Security of Eurasia Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent Volume 1, written under the auspices of the CREL Management Office CRELMO,provides insight and observations on the importance of the Eurasia region, including Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The articles that make up this work provide a detailed description of regional realities, including a contextual discussion of the current Ukraine situation, viewed through the prism of Russias traditional military-strategic culture. As with all countries in the Eurasian region, Russias traditional strategic interests play a critical role in the geopolitical and socio-cultural situation in that region.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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