The state of three small Eurasian countries and their impact on the West’s energy needs is the focus of Houman A. Sadri’s new book, which he will present at 5 p.m. at the UCF Bookstore Tuesday, April 19.

“Global Security Watch: The Caucasus States” is political science associate professor Sadri’s third book. It examines the political and security conditions of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia in relation to regional and global powers as this region becomes a new energy corridor for the West.

The Political Science Graduate Student Society, the UCF Model United Nations Association, and the UCF Bookstore in the John T. Washington Center are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

Sadri is the founder and coordinator for the UCF Model United Nations program, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy and negotiation. His research interests include politics in the Middle East, terrorism, globalization, American foreign policy, and international relations and organizations.

Sadri has traveled to and conducted research in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. He published 5 books, more than 40 articles, and has a book forthcoming.