Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum

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Macmillan, 10 сент. 2004 г. - Всего страниц: 265
From the author of Resource Wars, a landmark assessment of the critical role of petroleum in America's actions abroad

In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael T. Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-Cold War world. Now, in Blood and Oil, he concentrates on a single precious commodity, petroleum, while issuing a warning to the United States-its most powerful, and most dependent, global consumer.
Since September 11th and the commencement of the "war on terror," the world's attention has been focused on the relationship between U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region's soil. Klare traces oil's impact on international affairs since World War II, revealing its influence on the Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Carter doctrines. He shows how America's own wells are drying up as our demand increases; by 2010, the United States will need to import 60 percent of its oil. And since most of this supply will have to come from chronically unstable, often violently anti-American zones-the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea, Latin America, and Africa-our dependency is bound to lead to recurrent military involvement.
With clarity and urgency, Blood and Oil delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we spend the next decades paying for oil with blood.

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Rather than simply denounce Bush and issue yet another jeremiad against the neo-cons Klare digs a bit deeper and situates the American dependence on foreign where properly it should begin: with FDR ... Читать весь отзыв

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Since the United States will need to import 60 percent of its oil by 2010, most of it from now deeply anti-American countries, we had better start rethinking our energy politics. So argues the author of Blood and Oil. Читать весь отзыв

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Imported Oil and National Security
1
The American Alliance with Saudi Arabia
26
The Energy Strategy of the Bush Administration
56
The Irresistible Lure of Bountiful Petroleum
74
Oil and Conflict Beyond the Persian Gulf
113
The USRussianChinese Struggle in the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin
146
A Strategy for Energy Autonomy and Integrity
180
Notes
203
Acknowledgments
249
Index
251
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Michael T. Klare is the author of fourteen books, including Resource Wars, Blood and Oil, Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet and The Race for What's Left. A regular contributor to Harper's, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense analyst for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst.

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