Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy

Title

Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy

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Description

The real story of global oil over the past twenty-five years is not about the spillover effects of Palestinians fighting Israelis, or terrorist attacks on U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, or Iraq's stormy relationship with Kuwait. It is not even about periodic small- and large-scale U.S. attacks on Iraq. Rather, the real story is about longer-term developments that have changed the international relations of the Middle East, politics at the global level, and world oil markets. These developments have increased oil stability. [From the Introduction]

ISBN

9780801476501

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Cornell University Press

City

Ithica, New York

Keywords

Petroleum industry, Foreign relations, International security, Middle East, United States

Disciplines

American Politics | International Economics | International Relations | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Oil, Gas, and Energy