Description - Crude Power by Oystein Noreng
It is a tug of war: Oystein Noreng explains what all concerned are fighting for. Placing OPEC (the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) into its wider world context, he examines in detail how shifting oil prices affect everything from international trade balances to inflation rates. In the current political climate of the Middle East and Central Asia, with anti-Americanism and the threat of terrorism in such countries as Saudi Arabia running high, oil holds the future of the world economy as well as thousands of lives in its hands. Crude Power is an indispensable book for anyone concerned with the fate of the world today, and that most important of issues: the interplay of power and money in the Middle East and beyond.
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(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
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Author Biography - Oystein Noreng
Oystein Noreng is professor of petroleum economics and management at BI Norwegian School of Management, and teaches oil supplies and Middle Eastern politics both there and at the Institut Francais de Petrole and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris.