Oil and World Politics
The Real Story of Today's Conflict Zones : Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and MoreBook - 2018
"John Foster has spent his working life as an oil economist. He understands the underlying role played by oil and gas in international affairs. He identifies the hidden issues behind many of the conflicts in the world today. He explores military interventions (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), tensions around international waterways (Persian Gulf, South China Sea), and use of sanctions or political interference related to petroleum trade (Iran, Russia, Venezuela). He illuminates the petroleum-related reasons for government actions usually camouflaged and rarely discussed publicly by Western politicians or media. Petroleum geopolitics are complex. When clashes and conflicts occur, they are multi-dimensional. This book ferrets out pieces of the multi-faceted puzzle in the dark world of petroleum and fits them together."--From publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, 2018
Branch Call Number: 338.27282 F755o
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm