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Author Clark, William R. (Analyst)

Title Petrodollar warfare : oil, Iraq and the future of the dollar / William R. Clark
Published Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 265 pages)
Summary The invasion of Iraq may well be remembered as the first oil currency war. Far from being a response to 9-11 terrorism or Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, Petrodollar Warfare argues that the invasion was precipitated by two converging phenomena: the imminent peak in global oil production, and the ascendance of the euro currency. Energy analysts agree that world oil supplies are about to peak, after which there will be a steady decline in supplies of oil. Iraq, possessing the world's second largest oil reserves, was therefore already a target of U.S. geostrategic interests. Together w
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject International finance.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Causes.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects.
Petroleum products -- Prices.
Petroleum reserves.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1550923358 (electronic bk.)
9781550923353 (electronic bk.)