Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy / Edition 1

Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by Steve A. Yetiv
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801442680

ISBN-13: 9780801442681

Pub. Date: 08/31/2004

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Steve A. Yetiv argues that common assumptions about oil markets are wrong. Although prices remain volatile, Yetiv's account portrays a world market in petroleum products far more benign and predictable than the one to which we are accustomed. In Crude Awakenings, he identifies and analyzes real and potential threats to the global energy supply, including wars,…  See more details below

Overview

Steve A. Yetiv argues that common assumptions about oil markets are wrong. Although prices remain volatile, Yetiv's account portrays a world market in petroleum products far more benign and predictable than the one to which we are accustomed. In Crude Awakenings, he identifies and analyzes real and potential threats to the global energy supply, including wars, revolutions, coups, dangerous alliances, oil embargoes, Islamic radicalism, and transnational terrorism. However, he also shows how some of these threats have been mitigated and how global oil security has been reinforced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801442681
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Threats to Saudi stability20
3Power shifts41
4The chief guarantor of oil stability59
5The United States in the Middle East before and after September 1177
6The Cold War and global interdependence97
7The China factor121
8The oil weapon139
9Multiple cushions for oil shocks151
10Oil market dynamics and OPEC178
11Global oil, high technology, and the environment193
12Twenty-first-century threats to global oil stability207
AppThe Middle East and global energy : a chronology, 1973-2003230

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