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The Geopolitics of Middle East Oil: Historical Perspectives on the Current Crisis
November 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian gulf and Saudi oil refineries serve as a stark reminder of the global economy’s dependence on petroleum from this politically unstable region. This briefing, which brings together several leading historians of the subject, will explain how the Middle East oil industry assumed such importance in international affairs and American foreign policy.
Moderator: Dr. David Painter, Georgetown University
Speakers: Dr. Anand Toprani, US Naval War College and Dr. Nathan Citino, Rice University