TITLE

OIL POLITICS (Book)

PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Feb2004, Issue 342, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the book "Oil Politics: A Modern History of Petroleum," written Francisco Parra. Many international conflicts in the world today revolve around the control of oil, despite the protestations of politicians to the contrary. The unfettered availability of oil at an affordable price is basic to the stability, security and prosperity of all states. Thus fundamental to any understanding of the politics of the contemporary world is an understanding of the politics and most recent history of petroleum. Francisco Parra sets out the political and economic events which, since the 1950s, have shaped the international petroleum industry and world affairs. The relationships central to continuing conflicts since 1950 between Middle Eastern governments, the big seven major oil companies and the governments of their home countries. Parra concludes that more and far greater conflicts loom in the future, all driven by the dependence of the industrial world on the Middle East for oil.
ACCESSION #
12261802

 

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