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The petroleum triangle : oil, globalization, and terror, Steve A. Yetiv

Label
The petroleum triangle : oil, globalization, and terror
Title
The petroleum triangle
Title remainder
oil, globalization, and terror
Statement of responsibility
Steve A. Yetiv
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Petroleum Triangle, Steve A. Yetiv tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. Yetiv asks how Al-Qaeda, a small band of terrorists, became such a real and perceived threat to American and global security, a threat viewed as profound enough to motivate the strongest power in world history to undertake extraordinary actions, including two very costly wars. Yetiv argues that Middle East oil and globalization have combined to augment the real and perceived threat of transnational terrorism. Globalization has allowed terrorists to do things that otherwise would be more difficult and costly: exploit technology, generate fear beyond their capabilities, target vulnerable economic and political nodes, and capitalize on socio-economic dislocation. Meanwhile, Middle East oil has fueled terrorism by helping to bolster oil-rich regimes that terrorists hate, to fund the terrorist infrastructure, and to generate anti-American and anti-Western sentiments about American support for oil-rich regimes and perceived Western designs on Middle East oil. Together, Middle East oil and globalization have combined in various ways to help create Al-Qaeda's real and perceived threat, and that of its affiliates and offshoots. The combined effect has shaped important contours of the Petroleum Triangle and of world affairs. A sweeping analysis of contemporary world politics and American foreign and military policy, The Petroleum Triangle convincingly argues that it is critical to understand the connections among oil, globalization, and terrorism if we seek to comprehend modern global politics. What happens within the Petroleum Triangle will help determine if the death of Osama bin Laden will ultimately cripple Al-Qaeda and its affiliates or be yet another milestone in an ongoing age of terrorism. -- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yetiv, Steven A
Dewey number
338.2/7282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.6
LC item number
.Y48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Terrorism
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
Label
The petroleum triangle : oil, globalization, and terror, Steve A. Yetiv
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index
Contents
America and Middle Eastern oil -- Explaining September 11 : the oil factor -- Rising anti-Americanism in the global audience -- Oil money, terrorist financing, and weapons of mass destruction -- Oil money and hated regimes : fueling terrorism -- The deadly nexus of globalization, oil, and terrorism -- How globalization amplifies the terrorist threat
Control code
ocn727704094
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 p.
Isbn
9780801450020
Lccn
2011017388
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650889
  • (OCoLC)727704094
Label
The petroleum triangle : oil, globalization, and terror, Steve A. Yetiv
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index
Contents
America and Middle Eastern oil -- Explaining September 11 : the oil factor -- Rising anti-Americanism in the global audience -- Oil money, terrorist financing, and weapons of mass destruction -- Oil money and hated regimes : fueling terrorism -- The deadly nexus of globalization, oil, and terrorism -- How globalization amplifies the terrorist threat
Control code
ocn727704094
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 p.
Isbn
9780801450020
Lccn
2011017388
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650889
  • (OCoLC)727704094

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