Yamani's Oil-Spill: Energetic Arabs on America's Energetic Conflicts

Yamani's Oil-Spill: Energetic Arabs on America's Energetic Conflicts
Aysha, Emad El-Din. (2006). Egyptian Mail. October. p. 3. (Article - Magazine; English).

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FROM THE ARTICLE: As you (should) know by now, I’m a big fan of the Nitzan-Bichler analysis of Middle East politics on the basis of the global political economy of oil, turning standard Marxist, neo-colonial accounts of petro-politics on their head. Here’s my latest installment based on information I’m more privy to as a Middle Easterner. (If there is such a thing to begin with, bearing in mind also that Nitzan and Bichler are both Israelis, so your guess is as good as mine if they count!) I speak of the three interviews of Sheikh Ahmed Zaki al-Yamani on Al-Jazeera with all of the very interesting revelations he made, the general gist of which fits in with the Nitzan-Bichler thesis. While heavily involved in the mechanics of the 1973 October War ‘oil weapon’, he has to come to conclude thanks to subsequent events, that raising the price of oil was not in the interest of the Arabs but the US and the oil companies.



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Article - Magazine

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The Weapondollar-Petrodollar Coalition
Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon. (2002). In The Global Political Economy of Israel. Pluto Press, pp. 198-273. (Book Chapter; English).


capitalism crisis elite energy conflict Middle East military spending oil power profit ruling class United States violence war


BN War & Peace
BN Conflict & Violence
BN State & Government
BN Region - Middle East
BN Cooperation & Collective Action
BN Agency
BN Hegemony
BN Comparative
BN Power
BN International & Global
BN Region - North America
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Value & Price
BN Crisis

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

11 Nov 2006

Last Modified

02 Apr 2016 03:59



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