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American Efforts to Avoid Vulnerability

Rosemary A. Kelanic

in Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter traces U.S. coercive vulnerability, which fluctuated across six distinct cases from 1918 until the volatile 1970s. Though blessed with generous oil resources, the United States ... More


The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Steve A. Yetiv

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. It asks how Al-Qaeda, a small band of terrorists, became such a real and perceived threat to American and global ... More


Conclusion

Steve A. Yetiv

in The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes some key points and analyzes the question of how globalization has impacted the struggle between the terrorists and the United States and its allies. This book has ... More


Oil Money, Terrorist Financing, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Steve A. Yetiv

in The Petroleum Triangle: Oil, Globalization, and Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450020
eISBN:
9780801463396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450020.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter offers a rough sketch of likely oil-related sources of income and their salience in the development and role of Al-Qaeda. Oil money has not been important to single or even multiple ... More


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