George Mason University
Courses offered at George Mason University’s School of Policy and Government
Ambassador Richard Kauzlarich
This course introduces students to the complex global setting where energy security and geopolitics intersect and the implications for policy makers.
Nation-states have a geopolitical identity or geopolitical aspirations for influence. Access to energy is an important factor is those aspirations. Even small states (like Israel and Azerbaijan) can play a global geopolitical role that impact on energy security. Indeed, geopolitics is about nation-states – individual states or groupings (formal or informal) of nation-states like the EU.