Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 256
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This book, by an independent journalist and academic, shows how US oil policy has repeatedly been linked to gross violations of human rights by US-supported militaries and has bolstered the perception of the US as a rogue nation. Its involvement in Colombia, Indonesia and Iraq has been at least partially driven by the desire to secure access to oil. The Bush administration has made it a priority to consolidate US hegemony over Middle Eastern oil while securing access to alternate sources. Washington has implemented regime change in Iraq and escalated its military role in Colombia's civil conflict. It has also increased its military presence and political and economic influence in the oil rich regions of Central Asia and West Africa. These areas, already rife with socio-economic inequalities and human rights abuses, are likely to be the settings for new oil wars in the years ahead. The strategic use of the war on terror to protect oil interests raises important new questions...