The New Great Game
Crude oil, once seen as a wealth-creating blessing for mankind, is fast turning into the "devil's tears." The struggle to control the world's remaining energy reserves increasingly culminates in bloody conflicts and the killing of inno
The book is about 4 years old, and there are a few points (but only a few) where events have either confirmed (Georgia) or confuted (Kashagan, wh ...more
The book fails with Kleveman's overt focus on the United Stat ...more
What also helped the book move along and not feel slow was the narrative way in which the author wrote it. O ...more
My favorite part: A whole chapter ends with the sentiment "But this is all for not if Russia ever invades the South Ossetia region." WOW. Talk about timely.
I think that he was able to get the access he did was because he was German.
best way into the problematic, makes you feel the urgency