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It is not uncommon to hear states and their leaders criticized for "mixing oil and politics." The U.S.-led Iraq War was criticized as a "war for oil." When energy exporters overtly use energy as a tool to promote their foreign policy goals, Europe and the United States regularly decry the use of energy as a "weapon" rather than accept it as a standard and legitimate tool ...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published 2009)
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Its a well organized and orientated book, it gives the reader an overall perception for the global energy issues and help deepen the reader's understating for those issues, however the author neglected to mention the role of Iraq as a future key player in world oil market arena. Iraq has singed contracts to boost its oil exports up to more than 12 millions barrel per day, this huge expansion will surely influence global oil prices in the future, plus exporting such amounts of Iraqi oil to global ...more